Ricardo Machado Leite de Barros

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The aim of this study was to assess differences of grip pattern and finger coordination in pianists and non-pianists, using hand tasks that were unrelated to pianistic practice. Eleven pianists with more than 10 years of intensive practice were compared to 14 non-pianists. Both groups performed four tasks with their right hand: (1) gross grip at fast(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterise Brazilian teams' coverage area and spread on the pitch while attacking and defending and to analyse the teams' organisation in tackle and shot on goal situations. We obtained the trajectories of 223 players in eight games with a tracking method. Team area was defined as the area of the convex hull formed by(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyse the physical and technical performances of professional tennis players during official matches. The trajectories of eight players were obtained during matches, using an automatic tracking method. The distances covered and technical performances were analysed for the first and second sets. The athletes covered (mean ±(More)
This study aimed to characterize the coefficient of friction (COF) curves of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) during barefoot gait and to evaluate the relationships between this variable and functional scales. Twenty-two subjects with PD (ON phase of levodopa) and 22 healthy subjects participated in this study. The participants walked barefoot along a(More)
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