Postural Balance of Kneeling Gaits on Inclined and Elevated Surface for Construction Workers

Siyu Chen, Yi Yu, Chong Di, Duncan T. Stevenson, Mitja Trkov, Jie Gong, Jingang Yi

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Abstract

We present a human postural balance study on quiet stance and kneeling gaits on inclined and high elevated surfaces for construction workers. To simulate the high elevation, an immersive mixed reality environment is built with an actual inclined roof surface to create somatosensory haptic feedback. We quantify the postural balance during quiet kneeling and stance through measurements of the center of pressure and sway motion of the upper-body under various inclined angles and heights. The results of center of pressure and trunk acceleration measurements show smaller postural sway during kneeling compared to standing. A mathematical model is also presented to help understand the experimental results and potentially provide design guidance for further intervention to prevent and mitigate the fall risk for construction workers. The model and controller parameters are optimized to precisely capture and explain the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1934-1939
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418737
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2021
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2021 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 23 2021Aug 27 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volume2021-August
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2021
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period8/23/218/27/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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