Laboratory for Engineering of the Neuromuscular System (LISiN)
Can aged individuals learn to efficiently control their postural muscles with EMG-audio feedback?
keywords EMG, POSTURE, BIOFEEDBACK, ELDERLY
Reference persons TAIAN MARTINS
External reference persons Fabio Vieira dos Anjos
Research Groups Laboratory for Engineering of the Neuromuscular System (LISiN)
Thesis type SIGNAL PROCESSING
Description With age, subjects experience an assortment of motor complications ultimately affecting their balance abilities. Fall is the most severe consequence of balance impairments. Different training protocols have been applied to improve posture control in the elderly. While subjects have been generally observed to sway to lesser extents with these protocols, sway reduction is often accompanied by increased muscular effort. Recently, evidence has shown young, health individuals are able to reduce their muscular effort during standing with EMG feedback without hindering stability. This theses tests for whether the benefits of postural training with EMG-audio feedback may extend to aged subjects.
Deadline 21/12/2019 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA