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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326869/design-and-evaluation-of-vibratory-shoe-on-balance-control-for-elderly-subjects-technical-note
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Atefeh Aboutorabi, Mokhtar Arazpour, Farzam Farahmand, Mahmood Bahramizadeh, Reza Fadayevatan, Ehsan Abdollahi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Aging often results in a decline in somatosensory function, and such changes are associated with diminished motor performance. Input noise can enhance sensory and motor function through a mechanism known as stochastic resonance (SR). This paper describes the development and testing of a new vibrating shoe to possibly assist the elderly patients in controlling their balance and decreasing their falling risks. TECHNIQUE: The new vibrating shoe was evaluated to ascertain its ability to generate appropriate random and nonlinear vibrations...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323803/patient-response-to-an-integrated-orthotic-and-rehabilitation-initiative-for-traumatic-injuries-the-prioriti-mtf-study
#2
Joseph R Hsu, Johnny G Owens, Jennifer DeSanto, John R Fergason, Kevin M Kuhn, Benjamin K Potter, Daniel J Stinner, Robert G Sheu, Sandra L Waggoner, Jason M Wilken, Yanjie Huang, Daniel O Scharfstein, Ellen J MacKenzie
Although limb salvage is now possible for many high-energy open fractures and crush injuries to the distal tibia, ankle, hindfoot, and midfoot, orthotic options are limited. The Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) is a custom, energy-storing carbon fiber orthosis developed for trauma patients undergoing limb salvage. The IDEO differs from other orthoses in that it allows patients with ankle weakness to have more normal ankle biomechanics and increased ankle power. This article describes the design of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the IDEO when delivered together with a high-intensity, sports medicine-based approach to rehabilitation...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303096/what-is-the-contribution-of-ia-afference-for-regulating-motor-output-variability-during-standing
#3
Niklas König, Matteo G Ferraro, Heiner Baur, William R Taylor, Navrag B Singh
Motor variability is an inherent feature of all human movements, and describes the system's stability and rigidity during the performance of functional motor tasks such as balancing. In order to ensure successful task execution, the nervous system is thought to be able to flexibly select the appropriate level of variability. However, it remains unknown which neurophysiological pathways are utilized for the control of motor output variability. In responding to natural variability (in this example sway), it is plausible that the neuro-physiological response to muscular elongation contributes to restoring a balanced upright posture...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274515/kinematic-response-in-limb-and-body-posture-to-sensory-feedback-from-carpal-sinus-hairs-in-the-rat-rattus-norvegicus
#4
Sandra J Niederschuh, Thomas Helbig, Klaus Zimmermann, Hartmut Witte, Manuela Schmidt
One of the most challenging adaptations within the therians has been to ensure dynamic stability of the trunk during rapid locomotion in highly structured environments. A reorganization of limb mechanics and development of new sensors has taken place within their stem lineage. Rats, which have a similar lifestyle to the first therians, possess sinus hairs specialized for tactile sensing. It is supposed that carpal sinus hairs have a role in sensing substrate properties and can thus induce adjustments in limb kinematics and body posture according to the different surface diameters and structures detected...
February 10, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271903/effects-of-corrective-taping-on-balance-and-gait-in-patients-with-hallux-valgus
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Gozde Gur, Ozden Ozkal, Burcu Dilek, Songul Aksoy, Nilgun Bek, Yavuz Yakut
BACKGROUND: Taping is an effective temporary therapy for improving hallux valgus (HV) in adults. Although HV has been demonstrated to impair postural balance, there is a lack of information about how corrective taping affects balance and gait patterns in adults with HV deformity. METHODS: Eighteen middle-aged female patients (average age, 53.5 years) with HV were included. Corrective tape was applied to correct HV angulation. A series of balance and gait stability tests were performed before applying tape and 1 hour after the tape was applied with a Balance Master computerized posturography device...
December 1, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268275/reinforcement-learning-for-stabilizing-an-inverted-pendulum-naturally-leads-to-intermittent-feedback-control-as-in-human-quiet-standing
#6
Kenjiro Michimoto, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Ken Kiyono, Yasushi Kobayashi, Pietro Morasso, Taishin Nomura
Intermittent feedback control for stabilizing human upright stance is a promising strategy, alternative to the standard time-continuous stiffness control. Here we show that such an intermittent controller can be established naturally through reinforcement learning. To this end, we used a single inverted pendulum model of the upright posture and a very simple reward function that gives a certain amount of punishments when the inverted pendulum falls or changes its position in the state space. We found that the acquired feedback controller exhibits hallmarks of the intermittent feedback control strategy, namely the action of the feedback controller is switched-off intermittently when the state of the pendulum is located near the stable manifold of the unstable saddle-type upright equilibrium of the inverted pendulum with no active control: this action provides an opportunity to exploit transiently converging dynamics toward the unstable upright position with no help of the active feedback control...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268268/the-brain-can-mix-different-control-strategies-in-a-task-oriented-and-multi-referential-manner-a-simulation-study
#7
Pietro Morasso, Taishin Nomura, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Jacopo Zenzeri
In everyday life the brain must adapt to variable situations that may require a mixture of approaches including anticipatory synergy formation, through an internal body schema, and different control strategies. Unstable tasks are particularly challenging because deteriorate the predictive power of internal models and further enhance the instability potential of delayed sensory feedback. We explore this issue by means of three simulation studies: A) The hybrid control of a double inverted pendulum model, B) The bimanual stabilization of a saddle-like instability, C) Whole-body focal-postural dynamics...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267762/impaired-perception-of-surface-tilt-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
#8
Marian L Dale, Fay B Horak, W Geoffrey Wright, Bernadette M Schoneburg, John G Nutt, Martina Mancini
INTRODUCTION: Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is characterized by early postural instability and backward falls. The mechanisms underlying backward postural instability in PSP are not understood. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that postural instability in PSP is a result of dysfunction in the perception of postural verticality. METHODS: We gathered posturography data on 12 subjects with PSP to compare with 12 subjects with idiopathic Parkinson's Disease (PD) and 12 healthy subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265143/effects-of-visual-fatigue-caused-by-smartphones-on-balance-function-in-healthy-adults
#9
Young-Hyun Park, Chang-Man An, Sung-Jun Moon
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of visual fatigue caused by smartphone use on balance function. [Subjects and Methods] The participants consisted of 22 healthy male and female adults. Their postural stability, limit of stability, and limit of stability running time were evaluated using a computerized posturography apparatus before and after inducing visual fatigue. Postural stability and the limit of stability were divided into static and dynamic conditions. [Results] There were significant differences between the dynamic postural stability, the static and dynamic limit of stability, and both the static and dynamic limit of stability running times after the induction of visual fatigue...
February 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259465/contribution-of-muscle-short-range-stiffness-to-initial-changes-in-joint-kinetics-and-kinematics-during-perturbations-to-standing-balance-a-simulation-study
#10
Friedl De Groote, Jessica L Allen, Lena H Ting
Simulating realistic musculoskeletal dynamics is critical to understanding neural control of muscle activity evoked in sensorimotor feedback responses that have inherent neural transmission delays. Thus, the initial mechanical response of muscles to perturbations in the absence of any change in muscle activity determines which corrective neural responses are required to stabilize body posture. Muscle short-range stiffness, a history-dependent property of muscle that causes a rapid and transient rise in muscle force upon stretch, likely affects musculoskeletal dynamics in the initial mechanical response to perturbations...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251319/short-term-effectiveness-of-vestibular-rehabilitation-in-elderly-patients-with-postural-instability-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Marcos Rossi-Izquierdo, Pilar Gayoso-Diz, Sofía Santos-Pérez, María Del-Río-Valeiras, Ana Faraldo-García, Isabel Vaamonde-Sánchez-Andrade, Antonio Lirola-Delgado, Andrés Soto-Varela
Balance becomes more precarious with age, and even without pathological disorders, the physiological decline in balance that occurs with age is a factor that also favors falls. So the aim of the present study is to assess the short-term effectiveness of three different methods of vestibular rehabilitation, compared to a control group, in improving balance in elderly patients with postural instability. 139 elderly patients with high risk of falls were included and randomized to one of the following study arms: computer dynamic posturography (CDP) training, optokinetic stimulus, exercises at home, or control group...
March 1, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226432/reinforcement-learning-for-stabilizing-an-inverted-pendulum-naturally-leads-to-intermittent-feedback-control-as-in-human-quiet-standing
#12
Kenjiro Michimoto, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Ken Kiyono, Yasushi Kobayashi, Pietro Morasso, Taishin Nomura, Kenjiro Michimoto, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Ken Kiyono, Yasushi Kobayashi, Pietro Morasso, Taishin Nomura, Ken Kiyono, Pietro Morasso, Kenjiro Michimoto, Yasushi Kobayashi, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Taishin Nomura
Intermittent feedback control for stabilizing human upright stance is a promising strategy, alternative to the standard time-continuous stiffness control. Here we show that such an intermittent controller can be established naturally through reinforcement learning. To this end, we used a single inverted pendulum model of the upright posture and a very simple reward function that gives a certain amount of punishments when the inverted pendulum falls or changes its position in the state space. We found that the acquired feedback controller exhibits hallmarks of the intermittent feedback control strategy, namely the action of the feedback controller is switched-off intermittently when the state of the pendulum is located near the stable manifold of the unstable saddle-type upright equilibrium of the inverted pendulum with no active control: this action provides an opportunity to exploit transiently converging dynamics toward the unstable upright position with no help of the active feedback control...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226425/the-brain-can-mix-different-control-strategies-in-a-task-oriented-and-multi-referential-manner-a-simulation-study
#13
Pietro Morasso, Taishin Nomura, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Jacopo Zenzeri, Pietro Morasso, Taishin Nomura, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Jacopo Zenzeri, Jacopo Zenzeri, Taishin Nomura, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Pietro Morasso
In everyday life the brain must adapt to variable situations that may require a mixture of approaches including anticipatory synergy formation, through an internal body schema, and different control strategies. Unstable tasks are particularly challenging because deteriorate the predictive power of internal models and further enhance the instability potential of delayed sensory feedback. We explore this issue by means of three simulation studies: A) The hybrid control of a double inverted pendulum model, B) The bimanual stabilization of a saddle-like instability, C) Whole-body focal-postural dynamics...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218341/influence-of-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-on-dynamic-postural-control-parameters-among-older-fallers
#14
Sumaiyah Mat, Chin Teck Ng, Maw Pin Tan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the relationship between postural control and knee and hip osteoarthritis in older adults with and without a history of falls. METHODS: Fallers were those with ≥ 2 falls or 1 injurious fall over 12 months. Non-fallers were volunteers with no falls in the past year. Radiological evidence of osteoarthritis with no reported symptoms was considered "asymptomatic osteoarthritis", while "symptomatic osteoarthritis" was defined as radiographic osteoarthritis with pain or stiffness...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217106/effect-of-noisy-galvanic-vestibular-stimulation-on-ocular-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-to-bone-conducted-vibration
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Shinichi Iwasaki, Shotaro Karino, Teru Kamogashira, Fumiharu Togo, Chisato Fujimoto, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Tatsuya Yamasoba
OBJECTIVE: Galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) delivered as zero-mean current noise (noisy GVS) has been shown to improve static and dynamic postural stability probably by enhancing vestibular information. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of an imperceptible level noisy GVS on ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMPs) in response to bone-conducted vibration (BCV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: oVEMPs to BCV were measured during the application of white noise GVS with an amplitude ranging from 0 to 300 µA [in root mean square (RMS)] in 20 healthy subjects...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210066/effects-of-interactive-metronome-training-on-postural-stability-and-upper-extremity-function-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-study
#16
Arim Kim, Hye-Sun Lee, Chiang-Soon Song
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of interactive metronome training on the postural stability and upper extremity function of an individual with Parkinson's disease. [Subject and Methods] The participant of this case study was a 75-year-old female with Parkinson's disease diagnosed 7 years prior. This study was a single-subject research with an A-B-A design. She received IM training during the treatment phase (B phase) for 40 minutes per session. She was assessed pretest and posttest using the Berg balance scale and Wolf motor function test, and at baseline and the treatment phase using the measured box-and-block test and a Tetrax system...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194100/head-stability-and-head-trunk-coordination-in-horseback-riders-the-contribution-of-visual-information-according-to-expertise
#17
Agnès Olivier, Elise Faugloire, Laure Lejeune, Sophie Biau, Brice Isableu
Maintaining equilibrium while riding a horse is a challenging task that involves complex sensorimotor processes. We evaluated the relative contribution of visual information (static or dynamic) to horseback riders' postural stability (measured from the variability of segment position in space) and the coordination modes they adopted to regulate balance according to their level of expertise. Riders' perceptual typologies and their possible relation to postural stability were also assessed. Our main assumption was that the contribution of visual information to postural control would be reduced among expert riders in favor of vestibular and somesthetic reliance...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192831/training-effects-of-the-fifa-11-and-harmoknee-on-several-neuromuscular-parameters-of-physical-performance-measures
#18
Francisco Ayala, Carlos Pomares-Noguera, Francisco Javier Robles-Palazón, Maria Del Pilar García-Vaquero, Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez, Sergio Hernández-Sánchez, Mark De Ste Croix
The main purpose of this study was to analyse the training effects of the FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee on several parameters of physical performance measures in youth amateur football players. 41 adolescent players were randomised within each team into 2 groups (team 1: control vs. FIFA 11+; team 2: control vs. Harmoknee). The FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee groups performed the program 3 times a week for 4 weeks; the control groups completed their usual warm-up routines. 13 physical performance measures (joint range of motion, dynamic postural control, single legged hop limb symmetry, sprint time, jumping height and agility) were assessed...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187057/improvements-in-gait-with-hearing-aids-and-cochlear-implants
#19
Corey S Shayman, Gammon M Earhart, Timothy E Hullar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether wearing auditory assistive devices can improve gait and dynamic balance. PATIENTS: Three adult users of bilateral hearing assistive devices: one with cytomegalovirus exposure wearing cochlear implants, one with Ménière's disease wearing hearing aids, and one with presbystasis wearing hearing aids. INTERVENTION: Rehabilitative intervention involved participants performing gait and dynamic posture tasks with and without their hearing assistive devices...
April 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157620/dynamic-head-neck-stabilization-in-cervical-dystonia
#20
Patrick A Forbes, Edo de Bruijn, Sebastiaan W R Nijmeijer, Johannes H T M Koelman, Frans C T van der Helm, Alfred C Schouten, Marina A J Tijssen, Riender Happee
BACKGROUND: Effective sensorimotor integration is essential to modulate (adapt) neck stabilization strategies in response to varying tasks and disturbances. This study evaluates the hypothesis that relative to healthy controls cervical dystonia patients have an impaired ability to modulate afferent feedback for neck stabilization with changes in the frequency content of mechanical perturbations. METHODS: We applied anterior-posterior displacement perturbations (110s) on the torso of seated subjects, while recording head-neck kinematics and muscular activity...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
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