On the control of balance during quiet standing
de Paor, A and Ward, Tomas and Delaney, Declan (1999) On the control of balance during quiet standing. In: 2nd International Conference on Measurement, Smolenic, Slovak Republic.
A computer-interfaced balance board, with facilities for data capture and analysis, and with provision for various forms of biofeedback, was built primarily as a balance retraining aid for stroke and head injury victims and for amputees. The opportunity was taken to do a modelling study of the human balance control system as it presents itself during quiet standing; to apply principles of optimum stability; and to try to identify patterns among those recorded which might be indicative of predominant visual/somatosensory control on the one hand and predominant vestibular control on the other.
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