Can sacral marker approximate centre of mass during slip-fall recovery?

Source: Journal of Biomechanics, 2014, online

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Stability of the body’s centre of mass is essential for maintaining balance. This study was to determine the extent that the COM position derived from the body segmental analysis can be approximated by a single (sacral) marker during regular and perturbed walking. It found that there were detectable differences between the COM and sacral, and that the sacral marker can be used as a simple approximation of body COM for regular walking (and to a lesser extent during perturbed walking).

Length of publication: 1 page

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