The Use of Force Platforms for Assessment of Standing Steadiness in Neurobehavioral Toxicology: A Feasibility Analysis.
Sauter SL; Henning RH; Chapman LJ; Smith TJ; Quackenboss JJ
NIOSH 1980 Oct:232 pages
The purpose of this report was to explore the potential for using force platforms for assessment of standing steadiness in behavioral toxicology. One of the tasks was to critically examine research addressing the value of postural behavior as a neurobehavioral index, and methodologies for measurement of postural response. Specific contents include the maintenance of standing and locomotor equilibrium; quantitative characteristics of body sway and tremor; a background of stabilometry; applications and techniques; a review of stabilometric applications in neurobehavioral research and clinical assessment; postural reactions to chemical stressors; electronic and mechanical engineering considerations for the design of force platform systems for applications in behavioral toxicology; and consideration for the design of force platform research and assessment protocols in behavioral intoxication.
NIOSH-Contract; Neurotoxicity; Nervous-system-disorders; Posture; Psychophysiological-testing; Diagnostic-techniques; Testing-equipment;
NTIS Accession No.
Work Performance-Behavioral Toxicology Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Department of Preventive Medicine, NIOSH Purchase Order Report 80-2903, 232 pages, 53 references