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Effects of the removal of vision on body sway during different postures in elite gymnasts.
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PMID:  15726495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of the removal of vision on postural performance and postural control in function of the difficulty and specificity of the posture. Twelve elite gymnasts were instructed to be as stable as possible with eyes open and eyes closed in three postures: bipedal, unipedal, and handstand ranked from the less difficult and less specific to the more difficult and more specific. The ratios eyes closed on eyes open, computed on CP surface and CP mean velocity, which respectively represents postural performance and postural control, were similar in the bipedal and handstand postures. They were highly increased in the unipedal one. The effect of the removal of vision and so the role of vision on body sway was not directly linked to the difficulty or specificity of the posture; other tasks' characteristics like the segments configuration also played a role.
F Asseman; O Caron; J Crémieux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-23     Completed Date:  2005-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  116-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire Ergonomie, Sport et Performance, Université de Toulon et du Var, UFR-STAPS, Avenue de l'Universite, BP 132, 83957 La Garde cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Gymnastics / physiology*
Visual Perception*

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