A Postural Model for Tracking the Base of Support

Carlo Tiseo, Ming Jeat Foo, Kalyana C. Veluvolu, Wei Tech Ang

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Abstract

Mobility impairment is a major challenge for the healthcare systems of developed countries. Balance deterioration is a physiological consequence of the ageing process, which makes it an endemic problem in ageing societies. Despite the importance of this issue, the development of appropriate therapies and protocols is challenging due to our limited understanding of human locomotion and equilibrium. This paper presents a technique that can track the BoS geometry from the feet' posture and its validation with healthy subjects. The proposed model uses a posture dependent reference frame called Saddle Space, which is aligned to the principal direction of the potential energy surface. The target application for the model described in this paper is the development of sensors for the evaluation of balance during activity of daily living. However, the proposed methodology can also be applied to bipedal robots, and the saddle space can also be employed to describe other posture dependent variables.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
Place of PublicationHonolulu, HI, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1833-1836
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3646-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-3647-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2018
Event40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201821 Jul 2018
https://embc.embs.org/2018/

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1557-170X
ISSN (Electronic)1558-4615

Conference

Conference40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period17/07/1821/07/18
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