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Adaptation of locomotor control in able and impaired human walking
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-06-13)
Extensive research has documented the stereotypical kinematic and kinetic patterns in healthy human walking, but we have a limited understanding of the neuromechanical control principles that contribute to their execution. ...
Influencing motor behavior through constraint of lower limb movement
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-29)
Limited knowledge of the neuromechanical response to use of an ankle foot orthosis-footwear combination (AFO-FC) has created a lack of consensus in understanding orthotic motion control as a therapeutic treatment. Lack of ...
Motor control in persons with a trans-tibial amputation during cycling
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-07-06)
Motor control of any movement task involves the integration of neural, muscular and skeletal systems. This integration must occur throughout the sensorimotor system and focus its efforts on controlling the system endpoint, ...
Dynamic stability of quadrupedal locomotion: animal model, cortical control and prosthetic gait
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-13)
The ability to control balance and stability are essential to prevent falls during locomotion. Maintenance of stable locomotion is challenging especially when complicated by amputation and prosthesis use. Humans employ ...
Robustness and hierarchical control of performance variables through coordination during human locomotion
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-11-03)
The kinematic motor redundancy of the human legs provides more local degrees of freedom than are necessary to achieve low degree of freedom performance variables like leg length and orientation. The purpose of this ...
Injury compensation reveals implicit goals that guide locomotor coordination
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-08)
Locomotion persists despite changes in external and internal circumstances. Motor responses to gait impairment exhibit commonalities across various taxa and types of injury, yet we lack a systematic understanding of ...