Posturographic performance and repeatability of the computerized sit-to-stand test: Preliminary results

Arnan Rahmatullah, Manoj Panta, Roy W. Geib, Gabi N. Waite, Guido Pagnacco, Elena Oggero

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Abstract

Each year, one in every three adults over the age of 65 falls often with injury. While this public health problem can be substantially reduced with simple interventions such as vestibular rehabilitation, balance assessments are not routinely done in the clinic, and less than half of affected adults talk to their physicians about such concerns. The goal of this study is to investigate distinct posturographic parameters of the computerized Sit-to-Stand (StS) Test to determine between-and within-subject variability of these. The CAPS® Professional system and the BalanceTRAK® software were used to collect ten repetitions of the StS from 25 subjects. The inclusion criteria included a questionnaire investigating the subject's health status, the presence of known vestibular health concerns or illnesses, and the ability to maintain balance while standing. Significant variation between and within subjects were found for all posturographic parameters considered in this study. However, no fatigue or learning effects were found among the ten repetitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication52nd Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and 52nd International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2015
PublisherInternational Society of Automation (ISA)
Pages64-70
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781510801981
StatePublished - 2015
Event52nd Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and 52nd International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2015 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2015Apr 12 2015

Other

Other52nd Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and 52nd International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period4/10/154/12/15

Keywords

  • Center of pressure
  • Computerized posturography
  • Fatigue effect
  • Ground reaction forces
  • Inter-subject variation
  • Intra-subject variation
  • Learning effect
  • Sit to Stand Test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Rahmatullah, A., Panta, M., Geib, R. W., Waite, G. N., Pagnacco, G., & Oggero, E. (2015). Posturographic performance and repeatability of the computerized sit-to-stand test: Preliminary results. In 52nd Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and 52nd International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2015 (pp. 64-70). International Society of Automation (ISA).