Investigating normal day to day variations of postural control in a healthy young population using Wii balance boards
|Title:||Investigating normal day to day variations of postural control in a healthy young population using Wii balance boards||Authors:||Johnston, William; Purcell, Ciaran; Duffy, Ciara; Casey, Tara; Greene, Barry R.; Singleton, David; McGrath, Denise; Caulfield, Brian||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11046||Date:||22-Jul-2019||Online since:||2019-08-26T15:00:20Z||Abstract:||The quantification of postural control (PC) provides the opportunity to understand the function and integration of the sensorimotor subsystem. The increased availability of portable sensing technology, such as Wii Balance Boards (WBB), has afforded the capacity to capture data pertaining to motor function, outside of the laboratory and clinical setting. However, prior to its use in long-term monitoring, it is crucial to understand natural daily PC variation. Twenty-four young adults conducted repeated static PC assessments over 20 consecutive weekdays, using WBBs. 16/24 participants (eyes open) and 11/24 participants (eyes closed) exhibited statistically significant differences (p <0.05) between their initial ‘once-off’ measure and their daily measures of PC. This study showed that variations in PC exist in a healthy population, a once-off measure may not be representative of true performance and this inherent variation should be considered when implementing long-term monitoring protocols.||Funding Details:||Science Foundation Ireland||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Keywords:||Personal Sensing; Postural control (PC); Sensorimotor subsystem; Wii Balance Boards (WBB)||DOI:||10.xxx||Other versions:||https://embc.embs.org/2019/||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||IEEE 41st International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Berlin, Germany from 23–27 July 2019|
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