Accession Number : AD0763096

Title :   New Instrumentation for Measurement of Man's Stability of Stance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb-15 Oct 72,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Terekhov,Yuriy V. ; Grassman,Eric D.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : An instrumentation system for measurement of postural equilibrium in man was developed. The device consists of an electronic platform which continuously measures the location of the physiologic gravicenter in the horizontal plane and a circuit which reduces this measurement to quantitative indices of stability of stance. The instrument is shown to be highly accurate and convenient to operate. Three recording versions of the system, each differing in cost and complexity, are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POSTURE(PHYSIOLOGY), CALIBRATION), (*EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY), MEASUREMENT), HUMAN BODY, HUMANS, INSTRUMENTATION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, RECORDING SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE