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Action strategies of older adults walking through apertures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21429749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The current study aimed to determine if the action strategies (i.e. Critical Point) of older adults when walking through apertures are different from those previously reported in young adults. Older adults (N=9) walked at a self selected pace along a 6-m path passing through a static door aperture (45-80cm in 5cm increments). Results showed that older adults rotate their shoulders more at apertures less than 1.6 times their shoulder width, indicating a more cautious approach. However, rotation magnitudes were highly variable at all aperture widths, but was not related to differences in stability. Therefore it appears that older adults use a body-scaled locomotor control strategy when passing through apertures.
Authors:
Amy L Hackney; Michael E Cinelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gait & posture     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-2219     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9416830     Medline TA:  Gait Posture     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3C5.
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