Balance measurement using Sensor technology
Balance is an ability to maintain body in control with minimal body sway (line of gravity within their base of support), in which all acting forces are cancelled by each other resulting in a stable balanced system. The CNS receives feedback about the body orientation from three main sensory systems (somatosensory, vestibular and visual systems) and integrates this sensory feedback and subsequently generates a corrective, stabilizing body by selectively activating muscles.
Main somatosensory systems pathways and proprioceptive information from spino-cerebellar pathways, processed unconsciously in the cerebellum, are required to control postural balance. Proprioceptive information has the shortest time delays, with monosynaptic pathways that can process information as quickly as 40 – 50 ms and hence the major contributor for postural control in normal conditions.
The vestibular system generates compensatory responses, control and movement to via:
1. Postural responses (Vestibulo Spinal Reflex) - keep the body upright and prevent falls when the body is unexpectedly knocked off balance.
2. Ocular-motor responses (Vestibulo Ocular Reflex) - allows the eyes to remain steadily focused while the head is in motion.
3. Visceral responses (Vestibulo Colic Reflex) - help keep the head and neck centered, steady, and upright on the shoulders. To achieve this the vestibular system measures head rotation and head acceleration through semicircular canals and otolith organs (utricule and sacule)
Visual System to postural control is partially redundant as the visual information has the longer time delays as long as 150 - 200 ms. The influence of moving visual fields on postural stability depends on the characteristics of the visual environment, and of the support surface, including the size of the base of support, its rigidity or compliance.
Now there is a platform solution for Human performance measurement using Sensor technology and Artificial intelligence. together with unique algorithms for rehabilitation and coaching use to measure the key components of human performance – all in one solution. The solution is easy to use, anywhere any time and gives accurate results about changes in human performance.
Balance measurement, which is a corner stone for human performance. A patient or an athlete completes a set of movements or exercises while wearing the sensor, which captures precise measurements previously unavailable to healthcare professionals or coaches. With the data, the performance can be monitored accurately and objectively.
With the big data of different balance scores collected with support from AI technology, the performance data can be clustered and used as standards for normal balance. In the future, products can help with prognosis and assessments of human condition, contributing to decision-making around people’s capability to work or early detection of neurological diseases, for instance
Ain1 creates Mobile platform solutions for Human performance measurement using Sensor technology and Artificial intelligence. Ain1 is developing a novel, lightweight, mobile platform with the Movesense sensor technology and IBM Artificial Intelligence (AI) together with Ain1 unique algorithms for rehabilitation and coaching use to measure the key components of human performance – all in one solution. The solution is easy to use, anywhere any time and gives accurate results about changes in human performance. Ain1 balance product is not cleared for sales yet
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