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Clinical Utility of Proposed Gait Stability Measures: Selection, Application and Evaluation of the Extrapolated Centre of MassDownload
Gait stability is the ability to maintain a state of equilibrium during locomotion. In humans, this includes the need to maintain a stable walking pattern while regularly positioning the body in a state of imbalance. Thus, it is not surprising that gait is accompanied by an increased risk of...
Instrumenting and Validating a Vibrotactile Device to Assess and Rehabilitate Dynamic Seated BalanceDownload
Tools that effectively assess and train dynamic seated balance are critical for enhancing functional independence and reducing risk of secondary health complications in the elderly and individuals with neuromuscular impairments. On the one hand, current assessment tools quantify changes in the...
Quantitative Characterization of Dynamic Sitting Control during Continuous Multi-Directional PerturbationsDownload
Facilitating trunk stability is one of the most important objectives in human balance control. This is especially evident in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who are typically not able to control seated balance on their own. As a consequence of their injury, they often suffer under a...
Introduction: State-of-the-art upper limb prosthetic devices are complex, with multi-articulating hands that can open and close on user command. These so-called myoelectric prostheses harness the signals of a user’s residual muscles to trigger a desired function, such as grasping an object....
Revealing Key Movement Strategies in Upper Limb Function Using a Novel Standardized Kinematic Assessment ToolDownload
Introduction: Artificial limbs, also known as prostheses, are used by individuals with upper limb loss to replace some of the functionality of the upper limb. Given the wide range of tasks and movements the upper limbs can accomplish, replacing full functionality can be challenging. While...
Limb amputation affects many individuals worldwide, with the majority of amputations occurring in the lower extremity. In addition to losing structure and motor function with amputation, the body loses important sensory organs and information required to optimize performance (e.g., ambulation)....