Postural Sway Response to Local Vibratory Stimulation in Young, Middle-aged and Elderly People in Standing Position
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- Vibratory stimulation device, Proprioception, Postural sway, Low back pain, Fall prevention
We investigated the postural sway in response to local vibratory stimulation applied to young, middle-aged and elderly people in the standing position. For this purpose we developed a variable-frequency vibratory stimulation device and measured the postural sway using a gravicorder. As a result, when the vibratory stimulation was applied to the gastrocnemius muscles, the center of pressure moved backward in all subject groups. We found that elderly people with low back pain may perform balance control using their trunks more than their lower legs.
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TY - JOUR AU - Ayaka Yamada AU - Eishi Nakamura AU - Noritaka Sato AU - Yoshifumi Morita AU - Tadashi Ito AU - Yoshihito Sakai AU - Kazunori Yamazaki PY - 2015 DA - 2015/06/01 TI - Postural Sway Response to Local Vibratory Stimulation in Young, Middle-aged and Elderly People in Standing Position JO - Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life SP - 17 EP - 21 VL - 2 IS - 1 SN - 2352-6386 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.2015.2.1.5 DO - 10.2991/jrnal.2015.2.1.5 ID - Yamada2015 ER -