Effects of Aging and Perturbation Intensities on Temporal Parameters during Slipping-Like Perturbations

Tropea, Peppino ;   Martelli, Dario ;   Aprigliano, Federica ;   Micera, Silvestro ;   Monaco, Vito

Tags Mechanics of locomotion and balanceJoint biomechanics

The aim of this study was to analyze the modifications of temporal parameters during slipping-like perturbations associated both with aging...

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Effects of Slipping-Like Perturbation Intensity on the Dynamical Stability

Aprigliano, Federica ;   Martelli, Dario ;   Tropea, Peppino ;   Micera, Silvestro ;   Monaco, Vito

Tags Mechanics of locomotion and balanceJoint biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Falls are a major cause of morbidity and death in elderly people. Understanding how subjects maintain stability while walking or while being...

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Local Dynamic Stability of the Trunk Segments and Lower Extremity Joints during Backward Walking

Wu, Yu ;   Xiao, Fei ;   Gu, Dong-Yun

Tags Mechanics of locomotion and balanceModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Backward walking has become a popular training method in physical exercise and clinical rehabilitation. For the sake of safety, it is important...

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Measuring Body Sway of Bipedally Standing Rat and Quantitative Evaluation of Its Postural Control

Sato, Yota ;   Funato, Tetsuro ;   Yanagihara, Dai ;   Sato, Yamato ;   Aoi, Shinya ;   Fujiki, Soichiro ;   Nakano, Kazushi ;   Tsuchiya, Kazuo

Tags Mechanics of locomotion and balanceNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Human generates very slow (<1 Hz) body sway during standing, and the behavior of this sway is known to be changed characteristically...

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Metabolics of Stair Ascent with a Powered Transfemoral Prosthesis

Ledoux, Elissa Danielle ;   Lawson, Brian ;   Shultz, Amanda ;   Bartlett, Harrison Logan ;   Goldfarb, Michael

Tags Biomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedicsRobotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prosthetics

This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a powered knee and ankle prosthesis for stair ascent through a metabolic assessment comparing...

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Walking on Uneven Terrain with a Powered Ankle Prosthesis: A Preliminary Assessment

Shultz, Amanda ;   Lawson, Brian ;   Goldfarb, Michael

Tags Robotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prosthetics

A successful walking gait with a powered prosthesis depends heavily on proper timing of power delivery, or push-off. This paper describes a...

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