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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. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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