Assessment of a Newly Developed, Active Pneumatic-Driven, Sensorimotor Test and Training Device
AbstractThe sensorimotor system (SMS) plays an important role in sports and in every day movement. Several tools for assessment and training have been designed. Many of them are directed to specific populations, and have major shortcomings due to the training effect or safety. The aim of the present study was to design and assess a dynamic sensorimotor test and training device that can be adjusted for all levels of performance. The novel pneumatic-driven mechatronic device can guide the trainee, allow independent movements or disrupt the individual with unpredicted perturbations while standing on a platform. The test-reliability was evaluated using intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Subjects were required to balance their center of pressure (COP) in a target circle (TITC). The time in TITC and the COP error (COPe) were recorded for analysis. The results of 22 males and 14 females (23.7 ± 2.6 years) showed good to excellent test–retest reliability. The newly designed Active Balance System (ABS) was then compared with the Biodex Balance System SD® (BBS). The results of 15 females, 14 males (23.4 ± 1.6 years) showed modest correlation in static and acceptable correlation in dynamic conditions, suggesting that ABS could be a reliable and comparable tool for dynamic balance assessments. View Full-Text
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Haslinger, W.; Müller, L.; Mildner, E.; Löfler, S.; Kern, H.; Raschner, C. Assessment of a Newly Developed, Active Pneumatic-Driven, Sensorimotor Test and Training Device. Sensors 2014, 14, 24174-24187.
Haslinger W, Müller L, Mildner E, Löfler S, Kern H, Raschner C. Assessment of a Newly Developed, Active Pneumatic-Driven, Sensorimotor Test and Training Device. Sensors. 2014; 14(12):24174-24187.Chicago/Turabian Style
Haslinger, Wolfram; Müller, Lisa; Mildner, Esmeralda; Löfler, Stefan; Kern, Helmut; Raschner, Christian. 2014. "Assessment of a Newly Developed, Active Pneumatic-Driven, Sensorimotor Test and Training Device." Sensors 14, no. 12: 24174-24187.