Zhiming Ji

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Dynamic posturography has become an important tool for understanding standing balance in clinical settings. A key test in the NeuroCom International (Clackamas, Oregon) dynamic posturography system, the Sensory Organization Test (SOT), provides information about the integration of multiple components of balance. The SOT test leads to an outcome measure(More)
Researchers, therapists, and physicians often use equilibrium score (ES) from the Sensory Organization Test, a key test in the NeuroCom EquiTest System (a dynamic posturography system) to assess stability. ES reflects the overall coordination of the visual, proprioceptive, and vestibular systems for maintaining standing posture. In our earlier article, we(More)
We examined an existing method for evaluating postural sway based on force-plate technology. Through an improved mathematical model of postural dynamics, we propose a new method, which better evaluated postural sway and, in addition, computed ankle moment and ankle postural stiffness directly from the measured ground reaction forces. An example is detailed(More)
A method for assessing the environmental performance of solid freeform fabrication (SFF) based rapid prototyping and rapid tooling processes is presented in this paper. In this method of assessment, each process is divided into a number of life stages. The environmental effect of each process stage is analyzed and evaluated based on an environmental index(More)
We examine an existing method for evaluating postural sway based on force plate technology. Through an improved mathematical model of postural dynamics, we propose a new method which better evaluates postural sway, and in addition, computes ankle moment and ankle postural stiffness directly from the measured ground reaction force. An example is detailed(More)