Posturography concerns measurement of postural control for static and dynamic conditions i.e. movement to stationary or moving patterns of targets and / or movement while on stable or moving platforms. There are a number of different tests that are used in isolation and combination to understand balance impairment. These aid in understanding the sensorimotor and cognitive processes, sensory integration, timing, neurophysiological and developmental components of postural control. Posutural control can be affected due to biomechanical, motor coorination or sensory problems. Common issues triggering reduced postural control include traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy or Parkinson's disease to mention but a few. The Lab has experience in a wide range of tools including use of:
NeuroCom Balance Master
The NeuroCom Balance Master uses a dynamic force-plate with multi-axis movement control tidied to clinical validated protocols for posutral control measurement.
Bespoke Low-cost Balance Measurement
The Lab has previously developed a low-cost, portable means of measurement of balance for use in out-of-lab settings.
Biomechanical Analysis with Qualisys and AMTI Forceplate
Biomechanical analysis of postural control can be carried out using the Qualisys motion capture system in combination with AMTI Portable force-plates for high precision measurement.
Clinically Validated testing Protocols
There are a wide range of protocols for postural control measurement which may be used dependent on context and needs.