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Real-time manipulation of visual displacement during manual aiming.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18179838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the spatial and temporal limitations of the visual corrective process in the control of upper limb movements. Real-time calculation of kinematic data was used to trigger a prismatic displacement of the movement environment during manual aiming. Using an OptoTrak motion tracking system, a data acquisition unit, and a custom-made program, perturbations were triggered at peak acceleration, peak velocity, and the estimated time of peak deceleration. Movement outcome was significantly influenced only when the visual displacement occurred at peak acceleration. The results support models of visual control that posit that early visual information is required for accurate limb control.
Steve Hansen; Luc Tremblay; Digby Elliott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-01-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human movement science     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0167-9457     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Mov Sci     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-24     Completed Date:  2008-04-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300127     Medline TA:  Hum Mov Sci     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation
Biomechanics / instrumentation*
Mathematical Computing
Perceptual Distortion*
Psychomotor Performance*
Reaction Time
User-Computer Interface*
Vision, Monocular

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