Dynamic and Static Balance in Persons with Different Arch Height and Impacts of an Arch Support

Yi Ting Chen, Jun Ding Zhu, Jen Suh Chern

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Abstract

The dynamic and static balance performance in young persons with three different arch heights and the effects of arch support on balance were investigated. A total of 12 young adults with comparable age were recruited intentionally and they were divided into low arch height, normal arch and high arch groups. The gender ratio in each group was the same. Arch support was customized fabricated for each participant. Their dynamic and static balance were measured with and without arch support. No significant difference among groups in balance performance was found in all conditions except in right foot standing with eyes closed condition. Arch support might improve balance during tasks with high balance control demanding. The casual relationship between low arch height in the foot and accumulate musculoskeletal discomfort in the lower extremity and the trunk due to abnormal loading from daily standing and walking needs further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages282-285
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509038336
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 16
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2016 - Taichung, Taiwan
Duration: 2016 Oct 312016 Nov 2

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2016

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2016
Country/TerritoryTaiwan
CityTaichung
Period2016/10/312016/11/02

Keywords

  • Arch height
  • Arch support
  • Balance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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