Dynamic stability of human walking in visually and mechanically destabilizing environments.

@article{McAndrew2011DynamicSO,
  title={Dynamic stability of human walking in visually and mechanically destabilizing environments.},
  author={Patricia M. McAndrew and Jason M. Wilken and Jonathan B. Dingwell},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2011},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={644-9}
}
Understanding how humans remain stable during challenging locomotor activities is critical to developing effective tests to diagnose patients with increased fall risk. This study determined if different continuous low-amplitude perturbations would induce specific measureable changes in measures of dynamic stability during walking. We applied continuous pseudo-random oscillations of either the visual scene or support surface in either the anterior-posterior or mediolateral directions to subjects… CONTINUE READING