Motor mechanisms of balance during quiet standing.

  title={Motor mechanisms of balance during quiet standing.},
  author={David A. Winter and Aftab E. Patla and Milad G A Ishac and William H. Gage},
  journal={Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology},
  volume={13 1},
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the motor mechanisms involved in balance as the human, as a biped, continuously defends against gravitational and internal forces to maintain a safe posture. The search for these mechanisms needs precise and valid 3D measurements including both limbs plus valid biomechanical models. The literature shows the need for two force platforms to separate the mechanisms at the ankle and hip (load/unload mechanism). Also, precise measures ( approximately 0.03 mm… CONTINUE READING

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