Acta Med. 2008, 51: 129-137

Measuring the Balance Control System – Review

Jitka Jančová

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Czech Republic: Department of Sport Medicine and Adapted Physical Education

Received January 1, 2008
Accepted September 1, 2008

Past studies of postural control during standing have employed wide range of procedures including the outcome measures use to quantify postural control, the duration of the sample collected, sampling frequency and methods for data processing. Due to these differences there remains little, if any, common grounds for comparisons between studies to establish a concrete understanding of the features and bouns which characterize normal healthy postural control. This article deals with terms such as reliability and repeatability of stabilometric measurements, stabilometric data quantification and analysis. To clear up those terms is suggested, by the author of this paper, very important. The stabilometric measurements remain, nevertheless, different when dealing with aging adults. Though, we notes some alterations of the aging systems, this article is not entirely dedicated to the seniors population. Measurements of COP and technical notes remain the main axis of present paper.


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