Instrumented stabilometer for dynamic balance studies

Z. Dvir*, T. Trousil

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Abstract

A device for measuring several spatio-temporal parameters involved in the maintenance of dynamic balance is presented. It consists of a single degree of freedom metastable platform, the angular position and total displacement of which are monitored by a set of two independent transducers. The introduction of a hydraulic mechanism, for damping of the platform's almost frictionless motion, makes this device suitable for the examination and possible treatment of patients who suffer from disturbances in their postural control mechanisms and who cannot steady themselves on the otherwise undamped platform. In addition the significance of incorporating a mini computer as an integral part of the system is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dynamic balance
  • Instrumentation
  • Stabilometry

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