Body balance estimation in standing and walking conditions using inertial measurement units and galvanic skin response

Andris Freivalds, Shubo Lyu

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Abstract

Falls can be detrimental, especially in the elderly. We focused on balanced and unbalanced conditions while standing and walking. Body accelerations on the sternum, right wrist, waist, left and right ankles were measured, as well as galvanic skin response (GSR). The results showed that the unbalanced conditions were significantly different from balanced conditions. Acceleration ranges increased during unbalanced conditions, along with large peaks, which represent detectable sways and trips. The correlations between accelerations and GSR were well correlated, which is promising for predicting body balance and unbalance leading to falls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume I
Subtitle of host publicationHealthcare Ergonomics
EditorsSebastiano Bagnara, Yushi Fujita, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages9-12
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319960975
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Aug 26 2018Aug 30 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume818
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period8/26/188/30/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Freivalds, A., & Lyu, S. (2019). Body balance estimation in standing and walking conditions using inertial measurement units and galvanic skin response. In S. Bagnara, Y. Fujita, R. Tartaglia, S. Albolino, & T. Alexander (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume I: Healthcare Ergonomics (pp. 9-12). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 818). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96098-2_2