Aging does not affect the intralimb coordination elicited by slip-like perturbation of different intensities.

@article{Aprigliano2017AgingDN,
  title={Aging does not affect the intralimb coordination elicited by slip-like perturbation of different intensities.},
  author={Federica Aprigliano and Dario Martelli and Peppino Tropea and Guido Pasquini and Silvestro Micera and Vito Monaco},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={118 3},
  pages={
          1739-1748
        }
}
This study was aimed at verifying whether aging modifies intralimb coordination strategy during corrective responses elicited by unexpected slip-like perturbations delivered during steady walking on a treadmill. To this end, 10 young and 10 elderly subjects were asked to manage unexpected slippages of different intensities. We analyzed the planar covariation law of the lower limb segments, using the principal component analysis, to verify whether elevation angles of older subjects covaried… CONTINUE READING