Investigating scale invariant dynamics in minimum toe clearance variability of the young and elderly during treadmill walking
Ahsan H Khandoker, Simon B Taylor, Chandan K Karmakar, Rezaul K Begg, Marimuthu Palaniswami
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL SYSTEMS AND REHABILITATION ENGINEERING | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2008
Current research applying variability measures of gait parameters has demonstrated promise for helping to solve one of the "holy grails" of geriatric research by defining markers that can be used to prospectively identify persons at risk of falling . The minimum toe clearance (MTC) event occurs during the leg swing phase of the gait cycle and is a task highly sensitive to the spatial and balance control properties of the locomotor system. The aim of this study is to build upon the current state of research by investigating the magnitude and dynamic structure from the MTC time series fluctuations due to aging and locomotor disorder. Thirty healthy young (HY), 27 healthy elderly (HE), and 10 f..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council Linkage under Grant LP0454378.