A DYNAMOMETRIC SYSTEM FOR STUDIES OF BALANCE WHILE QUIET STANDING (PROTOTYPE)

  • Noé G. Borges Junior
  • Jonathan A. Dias
  • Lucas Borges
  • Marcio B. dos Santos
  • Murilo C. Schwinden
  • Raquel Petry
  • Susana C. Domenech
Keywords: Dynamometry, Biomechanics Instrumentation, Center of Pressure

Abstract

Studies on balance while quiet standing are frequently conducted through the measurement of the Center of Pressure (COP). Usually, a triaxial force platform is used in such studies, where the horizontal forces can be considered negligible. However, the cost of such instrument is a high limitation for research in this field. Considering that vertical reactions are significant they can be used to measure COP oscillations. This work describes the development of an inexpensive uniaxial dynamometric system to be used in balance studies.
Published
2007-12-12
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation