Balance control in obese subjects during quiet stance: A state-of-the art

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Obese individuals are characterized by a reduced balance which has a significant effect on a variety of daily and occupational tasks. The presence of excessive adipose tissue and weight gain could increase the risk of falls; for this reason, obese individuals are at greater risk of falls than normal weight subjects in the presence of postural stress and disturbances. The quality of balance control could be measured with different methods and generally in clinics its integrity is generally assessed using platform stabilometry. The aim of this narrative review is to present an overview on the state of art on balance control in obese individuals during quiet stance. A summary of knowledge about static postural control in obese individuals and its limitations is important clinically, as it could give indications and suggestions to improve and personalize the development of specific clinical programs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1842
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2020


  • Force platform
  • Obesity
  • Posture
  • Posturography
  • Stability
  • Stabilometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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