Center of pressure

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(Hydros.) that point in a surface pressed by a fluid, at which, if a force equal to the whole pressure and in the same line be applied in a contrary direction, it will balance or counteract the whole pressure of the fluid.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Popovic, "Larger center of pressure minus center of gravity in the elderly induces larger body acceleration during quiet standing," Neuroscience Letters, vol.
Werner, "Postural control measured as the center of pressure excursion in young female gymnasts with low back pain or lower extremity injury," Gait & Posture, vol.
Intrasession reliability of center of pressure measures of postural steadiness in healthy elderly people.
[16.] Khoury M, Wolf A, Debbi EM, Herman A, Haim A (2013) Foot center of pressure trajectory alteration by biomechanical manipulation of shoe design.
While only discreet points were pulled off of the KAM and LMF curves, it may be beneficial for future research to perform a principal component analysis in order to further examine the time-series curves of the variables of interest, as well as incorporating other possible explanatory variables such as center of pressure or GRF lever arms.
Abbreviations: AP = anteroposterior, COP = center of pressure, LD = lateral deviation, PM = posterior margin.
Long, aerodynamic bullets with sleek ogives and generous boattails have their centers of gravity farther rearward in relation to their center of pressure than do shorter, blockier bullets.
For each region, peak pressure, pressure-time integral, and trajectory of the center of pressure (CoP) were collected and the average of the six walking trials was used for data analysis to minimize error.
Endplates help to increase the performance of the wing though moving its center of pressure forward to the leading edge.
However, some recent studies regarding gait and balance performance used the patient's center of pressure (COP) as a factor to calculate the complexity index (CI) of multiscale entropy (MSE), including anterioposterior plane (AP), mediolateral plane (ML), and other balance/gait traditional indices to evaluate a patient's postural sway [10].

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