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Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp 601–602 | Cite as

Problem with the use of total distance travelled and average speed as measures of postural sway

  • M. H. Granat
  • C. A. Kirkwood
  • B. J. Andrews
Technical Note

Keywords

Filtering Measurement error Postural sway 

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© IFMBE 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Granat
    • 1
  • C. A. Kirkwood
    • 1
  • B. J. Andrews
    • 1
  1. 1.Bioengineering Unit, Wolfson CentreUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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