Postural stability: Mathematical modeling to evaluate interventions

Tiffany Sims, Thomas W. Findley, Hans Chaudhry, Zhiming Ji, B. Bukiet

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Abstract

According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, every hour an older adult dies as the result of a fall. With a better understanding of postural control, improved methods of treating elderly facing this problem can be developed. In order to gain a better understanding of postural control a four-link mathematical model that more accurately depicts the dynamics of the body has been developed. This model is now being used to study different aspects of balance. Specifically we would like to take a look at the difference between asymmetries between people with normal balance and diagnosed balance problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages209-210
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Aug 22 2003
EventProceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Newark, NJ, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2003Mar 23 2003

Other

OtherProceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityNewark, NJ
Period3/22/033/23/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering

Keywords

  • Balance
  • Postural control
  • Postural stability

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