Analysis of the postures equilibrium by means of the cuantification test used in the clinical practice

  • Alejandro Héctor Rodrigo Universidad Nacional de San Juan
  • Natalia López Celani Universidad Nacional de San Juan - CONICET
  • Fernando Muñoz Universidad Nacional de San Juan - CONICET
  • Emanuel Tello Universidad Nacional de San Juan - CONICET
  • Elisa Pérez Universidad Nacional de San Juan - CONICET
  • Ricardo Armentano Universidad Favaloro

Abstract

Evaluation of posture and equilibrium is a very important task in rehabilitation process for neurological patients and elderly people. Several tests, especially PASS test, are performed by physiotherapists and medical staff, with subjective results also instruments for posturography are expensive. In this paper we propose the posture evaluation with Kinect® sensor and DEMOVA software, through the calculus of maximum amplitude, speed and total path length performed by the user in the PASS test execution. Results were encouraging and the analysis must be extended to neurological disorders.
Published
2018-12-21
Section
Scientific articles