Development of visual control in stepping down

@article{Cowie2009DevelopmentOV,
  title={Development of visual control in stepping down},
  author={Dorothy Cowie and Janette Atkinson and Oliver Braddick},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={202},
  pages={181-188}
}
Stepping down at a change of height is a fundamental part of human locomotion. At a novel step, this requires the transformation of visual information about a depth change into a stepping movement of appropriate size. However, little is known about this process or its development. We studied adults, 3- and 4-year-old children stepping down a single stair of variable height. We assessed how well stepping down was scaled to stair height using several kinematic measures. Of these, ‘kneedrop’ and… CONTINUE READING

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