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All of our postural and stance dynamics integrate into the manner in which our feet connect with the ground. Analysis of these dynamics can be quite complex (TEKSCAN), however, a basic diagnostic tool could find applications in both therapist feedback and client training in a myriad of fields from Manual and Physical Therapy to Reflex Integration, Pilates and Dance. A tool as simple as a device that can record left foot/right foot load balance and front/back loading on each foot should be adequate. Ideally, such a device would calculate individual percentages of total weight as opposed to actual weight, as the ratios are the relevant data.
The Wii Balance Board (Nintendo) is designed to sense this raw data. However, this data can only be accessed through the Nintendo interface, which is proprietary. By replacing the Internal circuitry on the Balance Board with a Bluetooth interface that can talk to the iPhone, an app can be configured to immediately collect and present this data in a user-friendly format on a handheld device. This has been accomplished in the product described below.
OUT-STANDING PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
This system is a stance analysis tool built around an iPhone application. It presents information as percentages of body weight between the sides of the body and the difference font/back for each foot, presented on a basic iPhone app. An additional set of values can be collected after an activity or therapy for comparison.
There is a full description of the OUT-STANDING stance analysis tool including the option to purchase here:
OUT-STANDING is a helpful addition to the task of analyzing postural dynamics, a subject which is discussed here:
GUIDELINES FOR STANCE ANALYSIS
This section of papers discuss the parameters for optimal stance:
This section of papers discusses optimal gait from the perspective of the feet:
WALKING, RUNNING AND TURNING
Overview of discussions on our Locomotive Core:
Discussion of the evolutionary underpinnings that enable this form of analysis:
Discussion of the Energetic Field within which this occurred: