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Motor control in the elderly

Edited by: Silvestro Micera

An article collection in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process overseen by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors declare no competing interests.

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  1. Research

    Effects of an adapted physical activity program in a group of elderly subjects with flexed posture: clinical and instrumental assessment

    Flexed posture commonly increases with age and is related to musculoskeletal impairment and reduced physical performance. The purpose of this clinical study was to systematically compare the effects of a physi...

    Maria Grazia Benedetti, Lisa Berti, Chiara Presti, Antonio Frizziero and Sandro Giannini

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:32

    Published on: 25 November 2008

  2. Research

    Characterization of age-related modifications of upper limb motor control strategies in a new dynamic environment

    In the past, several research groups have shown that when a velocity dependent force field is applied during upper limb movements subjects are able to deal with this external perturbation after some training. ...

    Benedetta Cesqui, Giovanna Macrì, Paolo Dario and Silvestro Micera

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:31

    Published on: 19 November 2008

  3. Research

    Age-related differences in dual task walking: a cross sectional study

    Variability in stride velocity during walking characterizes gait instability and predicts falling in older individuals. Walking while executing a cognitive task is also associated with increased risk of fallin...

    Andrew W Priest, Kathleen B Salamon and John H Hollman

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:29

    Published on: 14 November 2008

  4. Research

    Origins of submovements in movements of elderly adults

    Slowness is a well-recognized feature of movements in aging. One of the possible reasons for slowness suggested by previous research is production of corrective submovements that compensate for shortened prima...

    Laetitia Fradet, Gyusung Lee and Natalia Dounskaia

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:28

    Published on: 13 November 2008