Tomoaki Shimada

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of dual task balance training in the elderly on standing postural control while performing a cognitive task. DESIGN A randomized two-group parallel controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS Forty-three subjects (all >65 years old) were enrolled in the study and were assigned randomly to either an experimental group (n = 21) or(More)
The purpose of the present study is to analyze trunk-lower extremity muscle activities and trunk postural changes during the carriage of different backpacks. Nineteen male university students (21+/-3 years) participated in the experiment's four standing modes: (1) unloaded standing, (2) 10% body weight (BW) load (in the form of a backpack), (3) 15% BW load(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the kinetic characteristics of compensatory backward descending movement performed by patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS Using a three-dimensional motion analysis system, we investigated lower extremity joint angles, joint moments, joint force of the support leg in forward and backward(More)
To clarify the excitability of spinal motor neuron function after transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES), we investigated the F-wave before and after TES. Fourteen healthy volunteers with a mean age of 23.4 years were studied. TES was applied to the flexor hallucis brevis (FHB) for 15 minutes. F-wave and M-wave were recorded from the FHB after tibial(More)
We examine the evolution of the public electronic trading community over the Internet, based on the case study of two e-hubs for direct materials in the hi-tech industry in Asia. We identify three different stages in the transformation of the public online trading community. We also observe that there are two types of online trading community formation at a(More)
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