How is the head held up? Modeling mechanisms for head stability in the sagittal plane

G. C.Y. Peng*, T. C. Hain, B. W. Peterson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We developed a sagittal plane head movement model to explore the neural mechanisms involved in maintaining normal head posture against gravity, and during perturbations of the trunk. The homeomorphic design of the model allowed us to predict effects of vestibular and proprioceptive control of neck muscles. We found that both types of control can produce equivalent stabilization. We speculate that this redundancy allows compensation for pathologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-628
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2 (of 5) - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: Oct 31 1996Nov 3 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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