Abstract

Platforms are often used in the evaluation of the human response to perturbations. Most studies utilize platform translations at speeds well above 10 cm/s to quantify the muscle activation of balance control, but little research exists at evaluating the postural response at speeds below 10 cm/s. This research evaluates the postural response to slow platform perturbations (0.25 - 6.0 cm/s) in an effort to identify and quantify a threshold for perturbation detection. Preliminary data indicates that a difference exists between the threshold detection for young and old subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages2459-2460
Number of pages2
Volume3
StatePublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS)
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period10/23/0210/26/02

Keywords

  • Balance
  • Human
  • Postural control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Csavina, K. R., He, J., & Santello, M. (2002). Postural control of balance under slow platform perturbations. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 3, pp. 2459-2460)