The influence of gender and somatotype on single-leg upright standing postural stability in children.

  title={The influence of gender and somatotype on single-leg upright standing postural stability in children.},
  author={Alex J. Y. Lee and Wei-Hsiu Lin},
  journal={Journal of applied biomechanics},
  volume={23 3},
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of gender and somatotypes on single-leg upright standing postural stability in children. A total of 709 healthy children from different schools were recruited to measure the anthropometric somatotypes and the mean radius of center of pressure (COP) on a force platform with their eyes open and eyes closed. The results were that (a) girls revealed significantly smaller mean radius of COP distribution than boys, both in the eyes open and… 

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