Effects of step length on stepping responses used to arrest a forward fall.

@article{King2005EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of step length on stepping responses used to arrest a forward fall.},
  author={Gregory W. King and Carl W. Luchies and Antonis Stylianou and Jeffrey M. Schiffman and Darryl G. Thelen},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={219-24}
}
This study investigated effects of step length on the stepping response used to arrest an impending forward fall. Twelve healthy young (mean age 22, S.D. 3.3 years) males participated by recovering balance with a single step following a forward lean-and-release. Participants were instructed to step to one of three floor targets representing small, natural, and large step lengths. The effect of step length was examined on the primary outcome variables: pushoff time, liftoff and landing time… CONTINUE READING

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