publication . Other literature type . 2014

Design, Development and Testing of a Balance Board with Variable Torsional Stiffness and Time Delay

Cruise, Denise Renee;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2014
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
The ability to balance and maintain upright posture can decline for a variety of reasons, such as aging and neuromuscular impairment. As the ability to balance declines, the risk of falling increases. Falls are a major cause of injury, and often lead to a dramatic decline in quality of life. Currently, to alleviate balance deficiencies, people participate in balance training, which most commonly refers to standing on an unstable balance board; the most common boards used are either passive wobble boards, or more advanced commercial systems such as the Biodex System SD ® or the Neurocom SMART Balance Master® . Balance training has been shown to improve both stati...
free text keywords: Applied sciences, Health and environmental sciences, Assistive devices, Balance board, Postural stability, Kinesiology, Mechanical Engineering
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