Maureen Tingley

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Microbreaks are scheduled rest breaks taken to prevent the onset or progression of cumulative trauma disorders in the computerized workstation environment. The authors examined the benefit of microbreaks by investigating myoelectric signal (MES) behavior, perceived discomfort, and worker productivity while individuals performed their usual keying work.(More)
The bilateral limb deficit (BLD) describes the difference in maximal or near-maximal force generating capacity of muscles when they are contracted alone and in combination with the contralateral muscles. This study examined the effects of a 6-week (three times per week) bilateral leg strength training programme on BLD in younger and older adults. Data were(More)
Myoelectric signal (MES) behaviour was studied during prolonged, sustained, low level contractions using a portable system with limited data storage capacity. A pre-processing technique is described which overcomes memory and data storage limitations in a portable multichannel MES data logger. This technique for data reduction was used to study MES(More)
Clinical gait analysis aims to quantify and assess the mechanics of walking and identify deviations from 'normal' movement patterns. To facilitate the use of clinical equipment, protocols are required to process data and produce a few meaningful summary measurements which can, in turn, be used to flag gait abnormalities. Earlier work produced a(More)
BACKGROUND Normative gait data is essential for diagnosing and treating abnormal gait patterns. The examination of the onset of adult-like kinetic gait patterns in children has generated inconsistent results. The purpose of this study was to identify age-related differences in kinematic and kinetic gait parameters across children aged 3-13 years old. (More)
large information systems. They capture, communicate, and leverage knowledge indispensable for solving problems and act as cognitive externalizations (intertwining internal and external processes to extract information from the external world to enhance thought). A diagram provides a mapping from the problem domain to the visual representation by supporting(More)
The purpose was to develop an index of walking performance and to examine gait pattern classifications of children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). The San Diego database (Sutherland, Olshen, Biden, & Wyatt, 1988) provided data for our calculation of the index and for determining that the index was able to differentiate between gait variables(More)
Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) is a powerful statistical method which incorporates one or more covariates into the analysis to reduce error associated with measurement. ANCOVA (modeling response as a function of fish size) is frequently used to analyze environmental effects monitoring (EEM) fish survey data. In approximately 12% of fish survey data sets(More)
The availability of age-matched normative data is an essential component of clinical gait analyses. Comparison of normative gait databases is difficult due to the high-dimensionality and temporal nature of the various gait waveforms. The purpose of this study was to provide a method of comparing the sagittal joint angle data between two normative databases.(More)
Gait patterns are often described by recording the changes in angular rotation of such joints as the hip, knee and ankle, during a complete cycle. Each joint exhibits distinctive behavior throughout the gait cycle, and abnormal gait can be described by measuring departure from a typical (mean) joint rotation curve. Standard techniques for observation of(More)