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Body Balance Estimation in Standing and Walking Conditions Using Inertial Measurement Units and Galvanic Skin Response

  • Andris FreivaldsEmail author
  • Shubo Lyu
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 818)

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.

Keywords

Balance Inertial measurement units Galvanic skin response 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Penn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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