Measuring movement fluency during the sit-to-walk task

Andrew Kerr, Valerie Pomeroy, Philip Rowe, Phillipa Dall, D Rafferty

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    Abstract

    Restoring movement fluency is a key focus for physical rehabilitation; it's measurement, however, lacks objectivity. The purpose of this study was to find whether measurable movement fluency variables differed between groups of adults with different movement abilities whilst performing the sit-to-walk (STW) movement. The movement fluency variables were: (1) hesitation during movement (reduction in forward velocity of the centre of mass; CoM), (2) coordination (percentage of temporal overlap of joint rotations) and (3) smoothness (number of inflections in the CoM jerk signal).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)598–602
    Number of pages5
    JournalGait and Posture
    Volume37
    Issue number4
    Early online date1 Nov 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

    Keywords

    • measuring fluency
    • sit to walk movement
    • co-ordination
    • hesitation
    • smoothness

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