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).
- measuring fluency
- sit to walk movement
Kerr, A., Pomeroy, V., Rowe, P., Dall, P., & Rafferty, D. (2013). Measuring movement fluency during the sit-to-walk task. Gait and Posture, 37(4), 598–602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.09.026