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Design of a computerized dynamic posturography machine

Çuvalcı, Ahmet Ufuk
The need of the objectivity in medical diagnostics is a common problem. The developments in sensor electronics and software packages besides the theoretical progress in understanding human physiology or anatomy at all opens new gates for measurements of human systems. Relation between human sensory input and motor control to certain stimulations was unveiled in the past. Based on this fact a method to diagnose human balance disorders was developed, named Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP). Statistically classifying the reason of balance disorder, this method reduces the amount of time and e ort in diagnostics. Moreover, having objective data at the end, it is also possible to compare the patient's past and present balance score to observe his/her progress. All that is done by so called CDP-Device. In this study a new-third motion axis to the standard 2-axis CDP-device was presented, which is a new contribution to literature. Moreover, the design, production and the preliminary tests of a multiaxis force plate which is also alone a whole product was studied. On the whole, a new medical product was developed having national, economic and research value