Laboratory for Engineering of the Neuromuscular System (LISiN)
Minimsation of muscle activity or of sways, which is better?
keywords POSTURE, EMG, BIOFEEDBACK
Reference persons TAIAN MARTINS
External reference persons Fabio Vieira dos Anjos
Research Groups Laboratory for Engineering of the Neuromuscular System (LISiN)
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL
Description During human standing the body sways continuously. Confining sways within certain limits is crucial to ensuring stability and therefore preventing falls. This has motivated the design of balancing training protocols based on the minimisation of postural sways, without caring for the energetic demand imposed to the neuromuscular system. In contrast, more recent approaches have been focused on teaching subjects to more efficiently activate their muscles during standing, while affording a certain degree of postural sway. This thesis compares the biomechanical and neuromuscular implications resulting from both training protocols.
Deadline 21/12/2019 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA