Split-belt controllable treadmill with differential velocity-based fall stimulation and motion analysis

Yasutaka Nakashima, Hiroki Noutsuka, Takanori Fukui, Motoji Yamamoto

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Abstract

Amid trends toward aging populations in developed nations, the number of people requiring nursing care has increased markedly. Slips and falls during ordinary daily activities are a common cause of fractured bones and muscle injury. Several studies have analyzed the movements produced by artificially generated slip and fall stimuli, but few have investigated these stimuli. We analyzed lower-limb motion following a slip and fall stimulus produced using a pulled free-walking system consisting of a controllable split-belt treadmill, where a speed difference between the belts could be applied to produce a slipping motion. In three male participants, we established slip motion by applying acceleration in the sagittal plane direction of the right leg immediately upon contact with the treadmill. Each participant demonstrated a different recovery method from falling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3354-3357
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781457702204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2016
Event38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2016Aug 20 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2016-October
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period8/16/168/20/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Nakashima, Y., Noutsuka, H., Fukui, T., & Yamamoto, M. (2016). Split-belt controllable treadmill with differential velocity-based fall stimulation and motion analysis. In 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016 (pp. 3354-3357). [7591446] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; Vol. 2016-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591446