Developing a Human Balance Test System (DETES) in Order to Investigate Control Mechanisms of Human Erect Posture


Cengiz B. C. , Gürses S.

Journal of Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Technology, vol.3, no.2, pp.38-45, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

An originally designed 3-dof (2-dof perturbation platform and 1-dof cabin) human balance testing system (DETES) has been developed for delivering mechanical and perceptual stimuli in a controlled embedding environment in order to investigate sensory-motor control of human erect posture at physiological and/or pathological conditions. The human balance (especially studying vestibular system involved mechanisms) demonstrating complex (nonlinear) dynamical behavior in the context of postural adjustments having ecological roots/meanings (information) is to be tested (by means of quiet and perturbed stance) and analyzed for supporting (differential) diagnosis, monitoring/following the progress of the disease, and creating the new adaptive motor learning protocols for rehabilitation.