Sofiane Ramdani

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We analyze the irregularity of human postural sway data during quiet standing using the sample entropy (SampEn) algorithm. By considering recent methodological developments, we show that the SampEn parameter is able to characterize the irregularity of the center of pressure fluctuations through the analysis of the velocity variable. We present a practical(More)
We investigate postural sway data dynamics in older adult fallers and non-fallers. Center of pressure (COP) signals were recorded during quiet standing in 28 older adults. The subjects were divided in two groups: with and without history of falls. COP time series were analyzed using recurrence quantification analysis (RQA) in both anteroposterior and(More)
This study investigates whether aging has an influence on the dynamics of the fluctuations of the displacement of the center of pressure (COP), during quiet standing. Two groups of healthy subjects were compared (11 young and 12 elderly) for two visual feedback conditions (eyes open and eyes closed). The data were analyzed using (i) classical stabilometric(More)
This study aimed to assess the capacity of recurrence quantification analysis (RQA) to detect potentiation and to determine the fatigue components to which RQA is sensitive. Fifteen men were divided in two groups [8 endurance-trained athletes (END) and 7 power-trained athletes (POW)]. They performed a 10-min intermittent (5s contraction, 5s rest) knee(More)
We investigate the complementarities of several measures extracted from center of pressure (COP) recordings during quiet standing, in older women. The selected variables include classical stabilometric measures (SMs) and several dynamical measures (DMs). The computed DMs quantify various features of the temporal structure of COP signals, including(More)
This paper models recent data in the field of postural coordination showing the existence of self-organized postural states, and transition between them, underlying supra-postural tracking movements. The proposed closed-loop controller captures the complex postural behaviors observed in humans and can be used to implement efficient and simple balance(More)
The Région Languedoc Roussillon is the umbrella organisation for an interconnected and integrated project on active and healthy ageing (AHA). It covers the 3 pillars of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA): (A) Prevention and health promotion, (B) Care and cure, (C) and (D) Active and independent living of elderly(More)
We propose a criterion to detect determinism in short time series. This criterion is based on the estimation of the parameter E2 defined by the averaged false neighbors method for analyzing time series [Cao, Physica D 110, 43 (1997)]. Using surrogate data testing with several chaotic and stochastic simulated time series, we show that the variation(More)
We study the effect of static additive noise on the sample entropy (SampEn) algorithm [J. S. Richman and J. R. Moorman, Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 278, 2039 (2000); R. B. Govindan et al., Physica A 376, 158 (2007)] for analyzing time series. Using surrogate data tests, we empirically investigate the ability of the SampEn index to detect(More)
Falls represent a major cause of burden and death in older adults. The MACVIA-LR (fighting chronic diseases for active and healthy ageing in Languedoc-Roussillon) falls initiative is a cross-cutting Living Lab based on the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) at the regional level. It covers all action plans (A1, A2, A3,(More)