QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE DYNAMIC BALANCE ABILITY BETWEEN THE COLLEGE STUDENTS AND HANDBALL PLAYERS

  • Han-Nien HUANG
  • Ming-Yao Su
  • Show-Hwa Chen
  • Cheng-Lung Tang
  • Tsorng-Lin Chia
Keywords: bilateral, standing balance, angular velocity, unstable, seesaw

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences of dynamic standing ability (Balance keeping time; BKT) and the change of the angular velocity (deg. / s) of a platform between healthy non-athelete female students and handball players using an unstable platform-like seesaw. Methods: The seesaw is capable of rotating side to side in both directions of right and left; it was set horizontally at an angle of zero degrees as a base, with the maximum degree of the seesaw inclination set at 25 degrees. In addition, a high-speed digital video camera (SONY-HDR-CX520V) was set to record the BKT and the changes of motion in the frontal plane from both sides of the plate. Results: There is a significant difference observed in both BKT and the change of angular velocity between non-athletes and handball players. Conclusion: The findings suggest the data gained from the experiments may establish a dynamic balance fitness norm and can be used as an assessment method of the lower extremity coordination ability.
Published
2013-09-04
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation