Development of human balance assessment system with continuous center of gravity tracking

Ben Yi Liau, Chi Wen Lung, Yih Kuen Jan

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Abstract

Fall is the second leading cause of injures for older adults in Taiwan. If fall risk can be prevented or decreased, fall and its complications could be reduced effectively. The purpose of this study is to develop the human balance assessment system with LabVIEW program interface. 10 healthy adults were enrolled in this study. They were evaluated under four kinds of postures while standing on a 2-axis force platform for 20 seconds. The results showed the displacements in both X and Y directions were smaller during stand with two legs and open eyes (p<0.05). Balance index results also revealed balance ability become lower while standing with one leg and closed eyes (p<0.05) In conclusion, different postures would affect balance. These differences can be assessed by this system. It is hope fall can be prevented in advanced and decrease the medical burden in older adults by the system in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management
Subtitle of host publicationHealthcare and Safety of the Environment and Transport
Pages332-337
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2013
Event4th Int. Conf. on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management: Healthcare and Safety of the Environment and Transport, DHM 2013, Held as Part of 15th Int. Conf. Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8025 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th Int. Conf. on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management: Healthcare and Safety of the Environment and Transport, DHM 2013, Held as Part of 15th Int. Conf. Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

Keywords

  • balance
  • fall risk
  • force platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Liau, B. Y., Lung, C. W., & Jan, Y. K. (2013). Development of human balance assessment system with continuous center of gravity tracking. In Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management: Healthcare and Safety of the Environment and Transport (PART 1 ed., pp. 332-337). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8025 LNCS, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39173-6_39