Obstacle avoidance during human walking: H-reflex modulation during motor learning

@article{Hess2003ObstacleAD,
  title={Obstacle avoidance during human walking: H-reflex modulation during motor learning},
  author={Fred Hess and Hubertus Van Hedel and Volker H. Dietz},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={151},
  pages={82-89}
}
The goal of this study was to investigate changes of H-reflex amplitudes during a motor learning task. Subjects with reduced vision were instructed to step over an obstacle on a treadmill as low as possible, while the soleus H-reflex was elicited. Acoustic warning and feedback signals about performance were provided. Performance improvement was associated with a decrease of muscle activity, needed to step over the obstacle (rectus femoris, biceps femoris, tibialis anterior and gastrocnemius… CONTINUE READING