The role of sensory feedback mechanisms on sway size during rotating bipedal stance

Caplan, Nick, Johnson, Ben, Horsburgh, Steven and Walker, Michaela (2009) The role of sensory feedback mechanisms on sway size during rotating bipedal stance. Gait & Posture, 30 (2). S122-S123. ISSN 0966-6362

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Abstract

Sway was examined during standing on a rotating platform. Sway increased significantly when standing on a firm rotating platform and increased further if standing on a compliant rotating platform. Medio-lateral (ML) sway was smaller than anterio-posterior (AP) sway when not rotating. When rotating, ML sway increased to similar levels as AP sway. Findings suggested that vestibular feedback is significantly impaired when the body is rotating.

Conclusions
Sway is increased when standing on a rotating platform, with the greatest increase seen in ML sway, mostly due to impaired vestibular sensory function.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2012 11:54
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5438

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