V Congreso Latinoamericano de Ingeniería Biomédica (CLAIB2011)

STUDY OF THE SPEED OF THE CORPORAL OSCILLATION IN INDIVIDUALS WITH UNILATERAL AMPUTATIONS
Vanessa Cristina Novak, Cássio Silva Pereira, Viviane Pilla, Ana Maria do Espirito Santo

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Fecha: 2011-05-20 09:00  – 09:15
Última modificación: 2011-04-15 06:14

Resumen


Individuals with unilateral amputations have a disadvantage in sensorial perception, which decreases the movements of the committed member. Considering these alterations, the use of equipment is necessary to measure appropriately these disturbances. The objective of this study was to evaluate the postural passive mobility balance of amputees with transtibials unilateral prostheses, through the analysis of stabilometrical parameters. The speed of corporal oscillation of GA obtained was (9 ± 3) mm/s and of GC was (6 ± 1) mm/s. However, the present study can conclude that transtibial amputees that use prostheses have a larger oscillation speed, suggesting that amputates use different strategies to reestablish their balance.