A biomechanical model for the validation of modular control in balance

Stefano Piazza*, Misagh Mansouri, Diego Torricelli, Jeffrey A. Reinbolt, Jose L Pons

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recent research on neuromuscular organization in humans suggests the adoption from the nervous system of a modular control strategy to control the execution of mediolateral postural sway movements. However, the functional validity and the contribution of each module to the final movement is not so clear. In this study we use a musculoskeletal simulation platform to observe the functional contribute of each module to the execution of postural sway movements. The results from the simulation provide important indications for the implementation of biomimetic neuroprostetic controllers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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