Trunk accelerometry as a measure of balance control during quiet standing.

@article{MoeNilssen2002TrunkAA,
  title={Trunk accelerometry as a measure of balance control during quiet standing.},
  author={Rolf Moe-Nilssen and Jorunn L{\ae}gdheim Helbostad},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={60-8}
}
The goal was to investigate whether body sway measured by trunk accelerometry during quiet standing could differentiate between young and elderly healthy subjects, and between conditions with eyes open and closed on firm and compliant surfaces. Raw data demonstrated poor discrimination, but horizontal transformation to eliminate a constant gravity component disclosed consistent mean differences across groups (P < or = 0.0025), and also between conditions (P < or = 0.0005), except for the most… CONTINUE READING