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Ageing and limb dominance effects on foot-ground clearance during treadmill and overground walking

Nagano, Hanatsu and Begg, Rezaul and Sparrow, William and Taylor, Simon B (2011) Ageing and limb dominance effects on foot-ground clearance during treadmill and overground walking. Clinical Biomechanics, 26 (9). pp. 962-968. ISSN 0268-0033

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Abstract

This experiment focuses on a study of ageing, surface, and limb dominance effects on Mx2 to more fully understand the event's importance in lower limb swing phase control. It was found that ground clearance asymmetry was accentuated in treadmill walking, and it would, therefore, be important in future studies to investigate further the characteristics of treadmill locomotion. In treadmill locomotion there is no natural ‘flow’ of visual information associated with the changing pattern of edges and surfaces experienced as we progress through the environment. This perceptual anomaly, in addition to elevation and spatial constraints, may limit older adults' capacity to adapt specifically to treadmill walking.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23598, foot-ground clearance, ageing, treadmill walking, gait asymmetry, foot trajectory
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
SEO Classification > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 00:16
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 05:13
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9131
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2011.05.013
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