A new posture measurement method for measuring intrinsic standing posture

Shigehisa Kawakami, Naoki Kodama, Naoto Maeda, Shunichi Sakamoto, Shogo Minagi

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Aims: Although body posture in relation to the dental condition has been of great interest in the dental profession, rumination bias has been a substantial obstacle to achieving a reliable objective evaluation of the intrinsic body posture. The aim of this study was to establish a posture control protocol that would minimize the effect of bias. Methodology: Fifteen healthy male volunteers (23-33 years of age) participated in this study. The posture movement was recorded for 10 seconds by a three-dimensional motion capture system. The experiment was performed on four different days. Results: The posture was most stable at 4-5 seconds after the start of the front bulb gaze (the mean coefficient of variation ranged from 0·1 to 44·1). The intraclass correlation coefficients for four days were 0·871-0·975 (P≤0·001). Conclusions: It was concluded that the use of this measurement method helped in producing a reliable intrinsic standing posture where unbiased evaluation of the effect of any intervention on the body posture is researched.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


  • 3D
  • Bias
  • Posture
  • Reliability
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • General Dentistry


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