Skip to content

Advertisement

You're viewing the new version of our site. Please leave us feedback.

Learn more

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.

View all article collections published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

  1. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:32

    Published on:

  2. Content type: Research

    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. ...

    Authors: Benedetta Cesqui, Giovanna Macrì, Paolo Dario and Silvestro Micera

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:31

    Published on:

  3. Content type: Research

    The control of the head movements during walking allows for the stabilisation of the optic flow, for a more effective processing of the vestibular system signals, and for the consequent control of equilibrium.

    Authors: Claudia MazzĂ , Marco Iosa, Fabrizio Pecoraro and Aurelio Cappozzo

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:30

    Published on:

  4. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Andrew W Priest, Kathleen B Salamon and John H Hollman

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:29

    Published on:

  5. Content type: Research

    It has been suggested in the past that the ability to walk while concurrently engaging in a second task deteriorates in old age, and that this deficit is related to the high incidence of falls in the elderly. ...

    Authors: Otmar Bock

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:27

    Published on:

  6. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Laetitia Fradet, Gyusung Lee and Natalia Dounskaia

    Citation: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2008 5:28

    Published on:

Advertisement