The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448


Balance Platform: Mathematical Modeling for Clinical Evaluation

Author(s): Daniel Contarino, Guillermo O. Bertora, and Julia M. Bergmann

This study describes from a technological and mathematical point of view a systematic method for daily patient equilibrium evaluation during clinical work. We present the hardware commonly used for center-of-gravity determination and the basic tasks of the software that runs in a personal computer, including an original procedure for rehabilitation measure. Using a simple approach, the method allows quantification of amelioration of the patient's condition and provides very useful (and, in practice, effective) distribution percentages for visual, somatosensory, and vestibular contributions to stability or sensory equilibrium organization.