Automatic Determination of The Different Control Mechanisms in Upright Position by A Wavelet Method
BLAISE PASCAL UNIV CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRANCE)
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A recent model to analyze the Center of Pressure trajectories is based on the fractional Brownian motion, By doing so, one note that standing still is describe by different mechanisms following the frequency. Previous studies exhibit the existence of a control mechanism which stabilize the upright position at a large enough time scales from 0.3 s to 1.2 s depending on the method and on the authors or equivalently at low frequencies, The different mechanisms are separated by a critical time scale or equivalently a critical frequency. This critical frequency is fundamental to understand the control mechanism of upright position only physiological phenomenon at frequencies larger than this critical frequency could contribute to the task of maintaining equilibrium. A new statistical method is introduced based onto the recent progress in signal processing the wavelets analysis. The algorithm is entirely automatic. Seventeen healthy young subjects were studied under quiet-standing conditions, the mean value of critical frequency is 1.8 Hz corresponding to a mean critical time scale 0.68 s. The algorithm is entirely automatic.
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