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Table 2 Description of stabilometric parameters

From: The effect of cane length and step height on muscle strength and body balance of elderly people in a stairway environment

Stabilometric parameters Description
MDIST The mean of the resultant distance time series and represents the average distance from the mean center of pressure (CoP)
MDIST_AP The mean absolute value of the antero-posterior (AP) time series and represents the average AP distance from the mean CoP
MDIST_ML The mean absolute value of the medio-lateral (ML) time series and represents the average ML distance from the mean CoP
RDIST The root mean square value of the resultant distance time series
RDIST_AP The standard deviation of the AP time series
RDIST_ML The standard deviation of the ML time series
TOTEX The total length of the CoP path and is approximated by the sum of the distances between consecutive points in the CoP path
TOTEX_AP The total length of the CoP path in AP direction and is approximated by the sum of the distances between consecutive points in the time series
TOTEX_ML The total length of the CoP path in the ML direction and is approximated by the sum of the distances between consecutive points in the ML time series
MVELO The average velocity of the CoP
MVELO_AP The average velocity of the CoP in the AP direction
MVELO_ML The average velocity of the CoP in the ML direction
95%CC AREA The area of the circle with a radios equal to the one-side 95% confidence limit of the resultant distance time series