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dc.contributor.authorFonseca, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorSousa, Manoela
dc.contributor.authorSebastião, Ricardo
dc.contributor.authorGoethel, Márcio
dc.contributor.authorBarralon, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorIdigoras, Igone
dc.contributor.authorSousa, Filipa
dc.contributor.authorMachado, Leandro
dc.contributor.authorVilas-Boas, João Paulo
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-25T11:28:31Z
dc.date.available2021-01-25T11:28:31Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-07
dc.identifier.citationFonseca, Pedro, Manoela Sousa, Ricardo Sebastião, Márcio Goethel, Pierre Barralon, Igone Idigoras, Filipa Sousa, Leandro Machado, and João Paulo Vilas-Boas. “Equimetrix Device: Criteria Based Validation and Reliability Analysis of the Center of Mass and Base of Support of a Human Postural Assessment System.” Sensors 21, no. 2 (January 7, 2021): 374. doi:10.3390/s21020374.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1063
dc.description.abstractHuman postural control is a fundamental ability for static and dynamic tasks, especially in hiper- and hipo-functional populations, such as the elderly. The Equimetrix is a clinical device developed to assess both the base of support (BoS) and the center of mass (CoM) dynamics, thus allowing their use as new evaluation and training tools. This study aims to perform a criteria based validation of Equimetrix by comparing the BoS and CoM data with gold-standard equipment. A motion capture system, force platform, and pressure mat were used to calculate the CoM, center of pressure (CoP) and BoS during bipedal, unipedal, feet together and full tandem stances. Results demonstrate an excellent reliability of Equimetrix in terms of spatial accuracy of the CoM, although over-estimating the CoM height. Differences were found when comparing Mean velocity Path with the CoM, but not with the CoP, indicating a lower reliability in time-based parameters. The Equimetrix presents a tendency to overestimate the BoS, with mixed reliability values, which may be related to the different size of sensing elements between the Equimetrix and the pressure sensing mat. These are encouraging results that should be further explored during dynamic tasks.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the individual project BABEN under the Centro Internacional sobre el Envejecimiento (CENIE), Fundación General de la Universidad de Salamanca project 0348_CIE_6_E and the Programa de Cooperación Interreg V-A, España–Portugal (POCTEP) 2014–2020 from the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleEquimetrix Device: Criteria Based Validation and Reliability Analysis of the Center of Mass and Base of Support of a Human Postural Assessment Systemen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/s21020374en
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsCenter of massen
dc.subject.keywordsBase of supporten
dc.subject.keywordsBalanceen
dc.subject.keywordsStabilityen
dc.subject.keywordsHuman postural controlen
dc.subject.keywordsValidation studyen
dc.identifier.essn1424-8220en
dc.issue.number2en
dc.journal.titleSensorsen
dc.page.initial374en
dc.volume.number21en


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