EMG and kinematics assessment of postural responses during balance perturbation on a 3D robotic platform: Preliminary results in children with hemiplegia

Cristiano De Marchis, F. Patané, M. Petrarca, S. Carniel, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, E. Castelli, P. Cappa, T. D'Alessio

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Abstract

Dynamic posturography has been proposed as a valuable tool for the assessment of balance impairments. This paper compares the postural responses of healthy and hemiplegic children while keeping balance on a 3D robotic perturbed platform, addressed as Rotobit3D. Dynamic postural responses are assessed by using surface EMG, recorded from four muscles of both legs, and lower limb kinematics. These preliminary results show that the used protocol is able to highlight significant differences in the postural responses, in terms of postural asymmetries between the less affected and more affected side for both electrophysiological and kinematic recordings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
Pages69-72
Number of pages4
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Sep 25 2013Sep 28 2013

Other

Other13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period9/25/139/28/13

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Keywords

  • Dynamic posturography
  • EMG
  • Hemiplegia
  • Postural response
  • Robotic platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering

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