Posturography Platform and Balance Control Training and Research System Based on FES and Muscle Synergies

Diego Galeano Galeano, Fernando Brunetti, Diego Torricelli, Stefano Piazza, Jose Luis Pons

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Balance control plays a key role in neuromotor rehabilitation after stroke or spinal cord injuries. Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) is a classic tool to assess the status of balance control and to identify potential disorders. In this paper, we present the development of a low cost system and tool for the assessment and training of balance based on static posturography and functional electrical stimulation (FES). The assessment features are built upon a classic a CDP basis, while for training routines, the system uses bioinspired FES patterns and algorithms based on muscle synergies. This system includes low cost technology like the Wii Fit Balance Board and the Kinect. The work described is this paper includes the implementation of the system and first results as a CDP tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeurotechnology, Electronics, and Informatics
EditorsAna Rita Londral, Pedro Encarnação, Jose Luis Pons Rovira
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-15997-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-15996-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics - Vilamoura, Algarve, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 18 Sept 201320 Sept 2013

Publication series

Name Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience
ISSN (Print)2197-1900
ISSN (Electronic)2197-1919


ConferenceInternational Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics
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  • Posturography
  • FES
  • Muscle synergies
  • Kinect
  • Wii balance board

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