Kinematics and dynamic complexity of postural transitions in frail elderly subjects

The aim of this study was to propose a methodology allowing a detailed characterization of body sit-to-stand/stand-to-sit postural transition. Parameters characterizing the kinematics of the trunk movement during sit-to-stand (Si-St) postural transition were calculated using one initial sensor system fixed on the trunk and a data logger. Dynamic complexity of these postural transitions was estimated by fractal dimension of acceleration-angular velocity plot. We concluded that this method provides a simple and accurate tool for monitoring frail elderly and to objectively evaluate the efficacy of a rehabilitation program.


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2007 Annual International Conference Of The Ieee Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society, Vols 1-16, 6118-6121
Presented at:
29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, Lyon, FRANCE, Aug 22-26, 2007
Year:
2007
Publisher:
Ieee Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Po Box 1331, Piscataway, Nj 08855-1331 Usa
ISBN:
978-1-4244-0787-3
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