Measures of dynamic balance under passive vertical excitation

Neil D. Evans, Stana Zivanovic, Colin Caprani, Martine J. Barons

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Abstract

Preliminary results are presented regarding measurement of the effect of a lively, excitable bridge structure on balance control during walking. The structure has been design to be excitable by natural walking and leads to vertical forcing on the subject in a feedback loop induced by the subject's walking. Results suggest that control in the saggital plane is primarily affected, and that this may involve an interplay between ankle and knee control. However, lateral control is strongly affected by walking frequency, which may obscure any effects of the surface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems, BMS 2015
Subtitle of host publicationBerlin, Germany, 31 August-2 September 2015, Proceedings
EditorsBerno Misgeld, Thomas Schauer, Olaf Simanski
Place of PublicationLaxenburg, Austria
PublisherIFAC, International Federation of Automatic Control
Pages441-446
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
EventIFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems (BMS 2015) - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 31 Aug 20152 Sep 2015
Conference number: 9th

Publication series

NameIFAC-PapersOnLine
PublisherElsevier
Number20
Volume48
ISSN (Electronic)2405-8963

Conference

ConferenceIFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems (BMS 2015)
Abbreviated titleBMS 2015
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period31/08/152/09/15

Keywords

  • Balance control
  • Inverted pendulum
  • Human-structure interaction

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Evans, N. D., Zivanovic, S., Caprani, C., & Barons, M. J. (2015). Measures of dynamic balance under passive vertical excitation. In B. Misgeld, T. Schauer, & O. Simanski (Eds.), 9th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems, BMS 2015: Berlin, Germany, 31 August-2 September 2015, Proceedings (pp. 441-446). (IFAC-PapersOnLine; Vol. 48, No. 20). IFAC, International Federation of Automatic Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.10.180