Estimation of human reaction time delay during balancing on balance board

Csenge A. Molnar, Ambrus Zelei, T. Insperger

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Abstract

Human balancing on a balance board is modelled as a delayed proportional-derivative control mechanism with unknown feedback delay. The mechanical model implies that there exists a critical delay, for which no control gain parameters can stabilize the system. This theoretical critical delay is determined by numerical analysis for different geometries of the balance board. Then the results are compared to real balancing trials on balance boards with the same geometries. Comparison of the unsuccessful balancing trials to the theoretical critical delay suggests that the feedback delay of human balancing task is between 20ms and 110ms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages176-180
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780889869905
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 5 2017
Event13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2017 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Feb 20 2017Feb 21 2017

Other

Other13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2017
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period2/20/172/21/17

Keywords

  • Balance
  • Feedback delay
  • Gait and Locomotion
  • Stability
  • Stabilizability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Molnar, C. A., Zelei, A., & Insperger, T. (2017). Estimation of human reaction time delay during balancing on balance board. In Proceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2017 (pp. 176-180). [7893287] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2017.852-048