Balance control is a complicated process, which involves multiple systems such as the vestibular system, motor system. A lot of factors can cause imbalance but the underlying connections between the factors and imbalance are not well researched. We approach to reveal the primary factors and their connections to balance by analyzing the parameters that we can obtain from pressure sensing technologies.
Currently, our foot pressure analysis system can measure foot width, foot length, foot rotation angle, the center of pressure, the width of stance, and arch index. We plan to utilize machine learning tools in finding the dominant parameters, to estimate the ability to maintain balance, and hopefully to predict falling when signs of imbalance happen.
I am building a pipeline to analyze the collected small amount of data for testing. I will update the progress if any results come up.