A data set with kinematic and ground reaction forces of human balance
- Subject Areas
- Bioengineering, Neuroscience, Kinesiology
- Biomechanics, Posturography, Stabilography, Posture, Motor control
- © 2017 dos Santos et al.
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- 2017. A data set with kinematic and ground reaction forces of human balance. PeerJ Preprints 5:e2865v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2865v1
This article describes a public data set with the three-dimensional kinematics of the whole body and the ground reaction forces (with a dual force platform setup) of subjects standing still for 60 s in different conditions, in which the vision and the standing surface were manipulated. Twenty-seven young subjects and 22 old subjects were evaluated. The data set comprises a file with metadata plus 1,813 files with the ground reaction force (GRF) and kinematics data for the 49 subjects (three files for each of the 12 trials plus one file for each subject). The file with metadata has information about each subject’s sociocultural, demographic, and health characteristics. The files with the GRF have the data from each force platform and from the resultant GRF (including the center of pressure data). The files with the kinematics have the three-dimensional position of the 42 markers used for the kinematic model of the whole body and the 73 calculated angles. In this text, we illustrate how to access, analyze, and visualize the data set. All the data is available at Figshare (DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4525082 ), and a companion Jupyter Notebook (available at https://github.com/demotu/datasets ) presents the programming code to generate analyses and other examples.
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Information about the kinematic model
Description of the 42 markers used for the kinematic model of the whole body and the 73 calculated angles.