Balance analysis of one leg stance for older adults with Inertial Measurement Units

W. Kong, S. Sessa, D. Magistro, Di Zhang, U. Imtiaz, Sarah Cosentino, M. Zecca, Hiroyuki Ishii, H. Takeuchi, R. Kawashima, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    Decreasing balance ability in older adults increases the risk of falls. According to the literature, two balance strategies are revealed, ankle strategy and hip strategy. The aim of this paper is to study the postural stability of the one leg stance on the frontal plane and verify the strategy used in older adults. A hypothesis about two different patterns in hip strategy is made and experiments were conducted with 80 healthy elderly subjects. The posture is captured by Waseda Bioinstrumentation -4 Rev Inertial Measurement Unit (WB-4R IMU). The preliminary analysis shows the dominant pattern is moving the upper body in a lateral direction when losing balance on frontal plane.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference, HIC 2014
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages307-310
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781467363648
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 10
    Event2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference, HIC 2014 - Seattle, United States
    Duration: 2014 Oct 82014 Oct 10

    Other

    Other2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference, HIC 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CitySeattle
    Period14/10/814/10/10

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)
    • Biomedical Engineering

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