Assessing Standing Balance using MIMO Closed Loop System Identification Techniques

Jantsje H. Pasma, Denise Engelhart, Andrea B. Maier, Carel G M Meskers, Ronald G K M Aarts, Alfred C. Schouten, Herman van der Kooij

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Abstract

Human standing balance is a complex of systems, like the muscles, nervous system and sensory systems, interacting with each other in a closed loop to maintain upright stance. With age, disease and medication use these systems deteriorate, which could result in impaired balance. In this paper, it is demonstrated that multi-input-multi-output closed loop system identification techniques (MIMO-CLSIT) can be used to assess the underlying systems involved in standing balance and guide possible therapeutic options. In this study, mechanical and sensory perturbations were combined and applied simultaneously using a Balance test Room. The results demonstrate the value of MIMO-CLSIT to assess the underlying systems involved in standing balance and therefore to improve diagnosis of impaired standing balance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381-1385
Number of pages5
JournalIFAC-PapersOnLine
Volume48
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Pasma, J. H., Engelhart, D., Maier, A. B., Meskers, C. G. M., Aarts, R. G. K. M., Schouten, A. C., & Kooij, H. V. D. (2015). Assessing Standing Balance using MIMO Closed Loop System Identification Techniques. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 48(28), 1381-1385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.12.325