Examination of sailors' balancing ability with means of motion analysing system

Bernadett Kiss, Gergely Nagymate, Rita M. Kiss

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Abstract

The present study aims to determine the effect of professional sailing on the balancing ability compared to a control group using ultrasound-based provocation tests on a moving platform. The balancing capacity after sudden unidirectional perturbation is characterized by following parameters: the damping time (T), the Lehr's damping ratio (D), the orientation ratio (R) and the HeadPath during double-limb standing with eyes open and eyes closed. Significant differences showed between the 4- and 8 spring setting in the case of the control group, but not in the case of the sailor group. This new finding allows us to state, that the professional practice of sailing can change the method and the efficiency of balancing. A new practice for characterizing the balancing ability, the measurement of the head movement, was involved in the research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2017
EditorsRita Kiss, Philipp J. Thurner
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages195-199
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

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2017

Other

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

Keywords

  • Lehr's damping ratio
  • balance
  • damping
  • head movement
  • sailing
  • statistical analysis
  • ultrasound-based provocation test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Kiss, B., Nagymate, G., & Kiss, R. M. (2017). Examination of sailors' balancing ability with means of motion analysing system. In R. Kiss, & P. J. Thurner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2017 (pp. 195-199). [7893289] (Proceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2017.852-050