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Theoretical optimization of usage of four-wheeled walker and body posture of elderly users for comfortable steady walking.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19163720     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Usage of a four-wheeled walker and body posture of elderly users is optimized by a two-dimensional statics model for comfortable steady walking. Analytical results suggest that fundamentals of body posture for comfortable walking should be as upright as possible. However, usage of the walker varies with exercise capabilities of elderly users. Users with high capabilities should use a higher handgrip for maintaining upright posture. Stooping users with low capabilities should use a lower handgrip, should maintain an erect trunk as much as possible, and should push the handgrip downward by leaning their upper body on the walker.
Masato Takanokura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2008     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-16     Completed Date:  2009-05-11     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4519-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Equipment Safety
Models, Theoretical
Movement Disorders / rehabilitation*
Physical Therapy Modalities
Postural Balance
Stress, Mechanical
Walkers / adverse effects,  classification*

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