Center of pressure oscillations complexity in dental students: Dataset

Published: 31 May 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/mn944d3tdw.1
Manuel Barbosa de Almeida,


Center of pressure oscillations complexity using sample entropy in dental students with and without neck pain.


Steps to reproduce

Standing balance After removing footwear, participants stepped into a tri-axial force platform (Bertec Corporation, Columbus, Ohio) for standing balance assessment. Participants were instructed to stand in the middle of the platform, in a standardized position, 2m away from the wall with the arms by their side. Measurements were made in eight different configurations, in narrow and tandem stance, with eyes open and closed, in neutral cervical position (facing the wall) and with 60º left rotation of the cervical 24, 25. One trial of 45s was conducted in each position in a random order. The trial started when the participant was stable in testing position and if a participant lost his balance, changed the trial stance or if excessive swaying of the contralateral limb, arms, and/or trunk occurred the trial was discarded and repeated. Data analysis CoP data will be identified from the ground reaction forces in different positions, such as narrow and tandem stance with eyes open and closed in neutral position and 60º left cervical rotation, totaling 8 collection positions. Each position will be assessed for 45 seconds with the CoP in the x and y axes, allowing evaluation of mediolateral and anteroposterior deviations. Subsequently, the obtained data will be processed with the Bertec Acquire software with a 500 Hz filter.


Escola Superior de Saude Egas Moniz, Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Motricidade Humana


Musculoskeletal Disorder, Postural Balance