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This work was aimed at identifying changes in posturomotor control strategies in patients with unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Using kinetic and kinematic data, a previous study had revealed that, during a side step, patients with unilateral knee arthritis showed a shortened monopodal phase and a lengthened postural phase when the affected leg was the(More)
Given a set of dissimilarities data between n objects, multidimensional scaling is the problem of reconstructing a geometrical pattern of these objects, using n points, so that between-points distance corresponds to between-objects dissimilarity. Often, the collection of input data requires rating the dissimilarities between all n(n - 1)/2 possible pairs of(More)
The position of the center of gravity (CG) is a reference value that is controlled by the nervous system during the performance of movements. In order to maintain equilibrium, leg movement is preceded by a shift of the CG towards the supporting side. This CG shift is initiated by an early displacement of the center of pressure (CP) towards the moving leg.(More)
This study was aimed at identifying changes in equilibrium and movement control strategies in trans-tibial amputees (TTA) related to both the biomechanical changes and the loss of afferent inflow. The coordinations between equilibrium and movement were studied in traumatical TTA and in controls during transition from bipedal to monopodal stance. TTA failed(More)
Lateral leg movement is accompanied by opposite movements of the supporting leg and trunk segments. This kinematic synergy shifts the center of mass (CM) towards the supporting foot and stabilizes its final position, while the leg movement is being performed. The aim of the present study was to provide insight in the behavioral substitution process(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify changes in equilibrium and movement control strategies in patients with arthritis of the knee. These strategies were expected to be different from those of healthy subjects because of the impairments caused by knee arthritis. The different phases of a side step were studied in patients with severe knee arthritis(More)
| Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) techniques always pose the problem of analysing a large number N of points, without collecting all N(N?1) 2 possible interstimuli dissimilarities, and while keeping satisfactory solutions. In the case of metric MDS, it was found that a theoretical minimum of appropriate 2N ?3 exact Euclidean distances are suf-cient for the(More)