Adaptation of the GOSS method for tri-planar postural measurment in sitting
Background. Seated posture is an essential element in global physical therapy evaluations, in analysis in the field of ergonomics and for the prescription of wheelchairs. Existing methods of seated posture do not offer the combination of measuring posture comprehensively in an easy and economic way. Objective. To adapt a tri-planar standing postural measurement method to sitting. Materials and methods. Units of analysis include the triplanar measurement method in standing, GOSS method, and primary and secondary reference documents. Results. The GOSS-Petrocci method, which include the identification of the parameters (the reference system, the body segments, body reference points) and the mechanisms (the measurement instruments and the measurement protocol) of seated posture. Conclusion. The GOSS-Petrocci method is used to measure seated posture in three planes comprehensively, using photometry, which permits the understanding of posture according to the position of greatest stability/ideal posture and can be easily implemented in a clinical setting.
Revista Facultad de Medicina
Petrocci, Katherine Elizabeth and José Miguel Gómez, T., "Adaptation of the GOSS method for tri-planar postural measurment in sitting" (2013). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 670.