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Effect of Gait Speed on Dynamic Postural Stability, Harmony and Upper Body Attenuation

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Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between gait velocity and head and trunk acceleration parameters. 10 healthy adults performed 3 trials at 3 self-selected speeds: normal, slow and fast, while wearing accelerometers at the pelvis (P) and head (H) levels. Results indicated that harmony (Harmonic Ratio values) and attenuation (H/P RMS ratio) were constant at different self-selected gait speeds, however, stability (RMS of acceleration) was optimized at both slow and fast speeds in both medio-lateral and antero-posterior directions to keep attenuation at the same level.

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Scaglioni-Solano, P., Moreno, J.C. (2013). Effect of Gait Speed on Dynamic Postural Stability, Harmony and Upper Body Attenuation. In: Pons, J., Torricelli, D., Pajaro, M. (eds) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation. Biosystems & Biorobotics, vol 1. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_122

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