Analysis of Postural Imbalance Due to Handling Weights During Physical Activities
Present paper is based upon a thorough analysis using specific devices in the Medical Engineering Laboratory meant to study the influence of handling various weights on the postural balance and implicitly on the health conditions. The weight was handled in different positions of the weight and it was lifted either by bending the body and keeping the legs straight or by bending the knees. The imbalance was determined by analyzing the aspect of the stability area using a Kistler force platform.
KeywordsWeight handling Stability area Imbalance Force platform
All experiments were performed within the Advanced Mechatronic Systems Research Centre from Transilvania University of Brasov.
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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