Journal article

Biomechanical and cognitive interactions during Visuo Motor Targeting Task

Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, Jason D Forte, Peter Vee-Sin Lee

GAIT & POSTURE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Biomechanical analyses primarily focus on physical aspects of human movement; however, it is not understood how walking is affected while simultaneously performing a demanding cognitive task - a form of Cognitive-Motor Interference (CMI). CMI occurs when performance of a primary task (e.g. walking) is affected following the introduction of a cognitive task (e.g. visual search). RESEARCH QUESTION: Would Visuo Motor Targeting Task (VMTT) impair visual search performance and reduce the margin of stability (MoS) at higher gait speeds? METHODS: A protocol was developed to investigate responses of the neuromuscular system while performing a complex visual search task. The Computer Assi..

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