The time-delayed inverted pendulum: implications for human balance control.

@article{Milton2009TheTI,
  title={The time-delayed inverted pendulum: implications for human balance control.},
  author={John G. Milton and Juan Luis Cabrera and Toru Ohira and Shigeru Tajima and Yukinori Tonosaki and Christian W. Eurich and Sue Ann Campbell},
  journal={Chaos},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={026110}
}
The inverted pendulum is frequently used as a starting point for discussions of how human balance is maintained during standing and locomotion. Here we examine three experimental paradigms of time-delayed balance control: (1) mechanical inverted time-delayed pendulum, (2) stick balancing at the fingertip, and (3) human postural sway during quiet standing. Measurements of the transfer function (mechanical stick balancing) and the two-point correlation function (Hurst exponent) for the movements… CONTINUE READING