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Title: Balance control strategies during perturbed and unperturbed balance in standing and handstand
Authors: Blenkinsop, Glen M.
Pain, Matthew T.G.
Hiley, Michael J.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by the The Royal Society.
Citation: BLENKINSOP, G.M., PAIN, M.T.G. and HILEY, M.J., 2017. Balance control strategies during perturbed and unperturbed balance in standing and handstand. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 161018.
Abstract: © 2017 The Authors. Insights into sensorimotor control of balance were examined by the assessment of perturbed and unperturbed balance in standing and handstand postures. During perturbed and unperturbed balance in standing, the most prevalent control strategy was an ankle strategy, which was employed for more than 90% of the time in balance. During perturbed and unperturbed balance in handstand, the most prevalent control strategy was a wrist strategy, which was employed for more than 75% of the time in balance. In both postures, these strategies may be described as a single segment inverted pendulum control strategy, where the multi-segment system is controlled by torque about the most inferior joint with compensatory torques about all superior joints acting in the same direction to maintain a fixed orientation between superior segments. In contrast to previous literature, surprisingly little time was spent in a mixed strategy, representing less than 1% of time in standing balance and approximately 2% of time in handstand balance. Findings indicate that although the central nervous system may employ a number of control strategies during a trial, these strategies are employed individually rather than simultaneously.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Royal Society under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.161018
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26522
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.161018
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