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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919877/analysis-of-correlation-between-an-accelerometer-based-algorithm-for-detecting-parkinsonian-gait-and-updrs-subscales
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Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero, Albert Samà, Carlos Pérez-López, Daniel Rodríguez-Martín, Sheila Alcaine, Berta Mestre, Paola Quispe, Benedetta Giuliani, Gabriel Vainstein, Patrick Browne, Dean Sweeney, J Manuel Moreno Arostegui, Àngels Bayes, Hadas Lewy, Alberto Costa, Roberta Annicchiarico, Timothy Counihan, Gearòid Ò Laighin, Joan Cabestany
BACKGROUND: Our group earlier developed a small monitoring device, which uses accelerometer measurements to accurately detect motor fluctuations in patients with Parkinson's (On and Off state) based on an algorithm that characterizes gait through the frequency content of strides. To further validate the algorithm, we studied the correlation of its outputs with the motor section of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale part-III (UPDRS-III). METHOD: Seventy-five patients suffering from Parkinson's disease were asked to walk both in the Off and the On state while wearing the inertial sensor on the waist...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886464/muscle-activity-during-backward-and-forward-running-with-body-weight-support
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Kenji Masumoto, Michael T Soucy, Joshua P Bailey, John A Mercer
We investigated muscle activity during backward (BR) and forward (FR) running with body weight support (BWS). Ten participants completed BR and FR on a lower body positive pressure treadmill while selecting a preferred speed (PS) for different BWS conditions (0%, 20%, 40%, 60%, and 80%BWS). Muscle activity from the rectus femoris (RF), biceps femoris (BF), tibialis anterior (TA), and gastrocnemius (GA), rating of perceived exertion (RPE), preferred stride frequency (PSF), and PS were measured. Magnitude of muscle activity (BF, TA, and GA), RPE, PSF, and PS were not influenced by the interaction of direction and BWS (P>0...
September 5, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860998/human-biomechanical-and-cardiopulmonary-responses-to-partial-gravity-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Charlotte Richter, Bjoern Braunstein, Andrew Winnard, Mona Nasser, Tobias Weber
The European Space Agency has recently announced to progress from low Earth orbit missions on the International Space Station to other mission scenarios such as exploration of the Moon or Mars. Therefore, the Moon is considered to be the next likely target for European human space explorations. Compared to microgravity (μg), only very little is known about the physiological effects of exposure to partial gravity (μg < partial gravity <1 g). However, previous research studies and experiences made during the Apollo missions comprise a valuable source of information that should be taken into account when planning human space explorations to reduced gravity environments...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807934/a-novel-bounding-gait-in-swimming-turtles-implications-for-aquatic-locomotor-diversity
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Christopher J Mayerl, Richard W Blob
Turtles are an iconic lineage in studies of animal locomotion, typifying the use of slow, alternating footfalls during walking. Alternating movements of contralateral limbs are also typical during swimming gaits for most freshwater turtles. Here, we report a novel gait in turtles, in which the pleurodire Emydura subglobosa swims using a bounding gait that coordinates bilateral protraction of both forelimbs with bilateral retraction of both hindlimbs. Use of this bounding gait is correlated with increased limb excursion and decreased stride frequency, but not increased velocity when compared to standard swimming strokes...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796904/kinematic-discrimination-of-ataxia-in-horses-is-facilitated-by-blindfolding
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E Olsen, N Fouche, H Jordan, T Pfau, R J Piercy
BACKGROUND: Agreement amongst experienced clinicians is poor when assessing presence and severity of ataxia, especially when signs are mild. Consequently, objective gait measurements might be beneficial for assessment of horses with neurological diseases. OBJECTIVES: To assess diagnostic criteria using motion capture to measure variability of spatial gait-characteristics and swing duration derived from ataxic and non-ataxic horses and to assess if variability increases with blindfolding...
August 10, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768747/how-innate-is-locomotion-in-precocial-animals-a-study-on-the-early-development-of-spatio-temporal-gait-variables-and-gait-symmetry-in-piglets
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Charlotte Vanden Hole, Jana Goyens, Sara Prims, Erik Fransen, Miriam Ayuso Hernando, Steven Van Cruchten, Peter Aerts, Chris Van Ginneken
Locomotion is one of the most important ecological functions in animals. Precocial animals, such as pigs, are capable of independent locomotion shortly after birth. This raises the question whether coordinated movement patterns and the underlying muscular control in these animals is fully innate or whether there still exists a rapid maturation. We addressed this question by studying gait development in neonatal pigs through the analysis of spatio-temporal gait characteristics during locomotion at self-selected speed...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703859/the-operational-implications-of-donor-behaviors-following-enrollment-in-stride-strategies-to-reduce-iron-deficiency-in-blood-donors
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Ritchard G Cable, Rebecca J Birch, Bryan R Spencer, David J Wright, Walter Bialkowski, Joseph E Kiss, Jorge Rios, Barbara J Bryant, Alan E Mast
BACKGROUND: Donor behaviors in STRIDE (Strategies to Reduce Iron Deficiency), a trial to reduce iron deficiency, were examined. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Six hundred ninety-two frequent donors were randomized to receive either 19 or 38 mg iron for 60 days or an educational letter based on their predonation ferritin. Compliance with assigned pills, response to written recommendations, change in donation frequency, and future willingness to take iron supplements were examined...
July 13, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692855/recuperation-of-slow-walking-in-de-novo-parkinson-s-disease-is-more-closely-associated-with-increased-cadence-rather-than-with-expanded-stride-length
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Kyum-Yil Kwon, Hye Mi Lee, Sung Hoon Kang, Seon Jong Pyo, Han Jun Kim, Seong-Beom Koh
INTRODUCTION: Gait characteristics in the early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD) have been less investigated so far. Moreover, the levodopa effect on gait in early PD remains to be further elucidated. We prospectively designed the study to examine gait dynamics and effect of dopaminergic treatment in patients with de novo PD. METHODS: Spatiotemporal parameters were measured in healthy controls and drug naïve patients with PD, using computerized analysis with GAITRite system during usual gait...
July 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692198/longitudinal-community-walking-activity-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Eileen G Fowler, Loretta A Staudt, Kent R Heberer, Susan E Sienko, Cathleen E Buckon, Anita M Bagley, Michael D Sussman, Craig M McDonald
INTRODUCTION: Natural history studies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have not included measures of community ambulation. METHODS: Step activity (SA) monitors quantified community ambulation in 42 boys with DMD (4-16 years) with serial enrollment up to 5 years using a repeated measures mixed model. Additionally, data were compared to 10-meter walk/run (10mWR) speed to determine validity and sensitivity. RESULTS: There was a significant decline in average strides/day and all stride rates (low, moderate, high, pediatric high) as a function of age (P<0...
July 10, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688293/a-new-parameter-for-quantifying-the-variability-of-surface-electromyographic-signals-during-gait-the-occurrence-frequency
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Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Annachiara Strazza, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti
Natural variability of myoelectric activity during walking was recently analyzed considering hundreds of strides. This allowed assessing a parameter seldom considered in classic surface EMG (sEMG) studies: the occurrence frequency, defined as the frequency each muscle activation occurs with, quantified by the number of strides when a muscle is recruited with that specific activation modality. Aim of present study was to propose the occurrence frequency as a new parameter for assessing sEMG-signal variability during walking...
October 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687953/the-effect-of-treadmill-and-overground-walking-on-preferred-walking-speed-and-gait-kinematics-in-healthy-physically-active-older-adults
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Davide Malatesta, Mosè Canepa, Aitor Menendez Fernandez
PURPOSE: Preferred walking speed (PWS) represents a performance measure of mobility in older individuals. PWS is usually assessed during overground (via a 2-40 m walkway) or treadmill walking in older adults. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of treadmill and overground walking on preferred walking speed, spatiotemporal parameters and foot kinematics in healthy, physically active older and young adults after adequate treadmill familiarization. METHODS: PWS and spatiotemporal parameters were assessed during overground (PWSO) and treadmill (PWST) walking using two wearable inertial sensor systems and were compared between 25 older (72...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682935/muscle-activity-and-physiological-responses-during-running-in-water-and-on-dry-land-at-submaximal-and-maximal-efforts
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Kenji Masumoto, Kyle C Mefferd, Riley Iyo, John A Mercer
We investigated muscle activity, oxygen uptake, heart rate, and rating of perceived exertion during running in water and on dry land at submaximal and maximal efforts. Eleven recreational runners performed deep water running (DWR) and treadmill running (TMR) graded exercise tests on separate days. On the third test day, the participants exercised at their 60%, 80%, and 100% of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) by matching specific stride frequencies or running speeds. VO2max, maximal heart rate (HRmax), and rating of perceived exertion at maximal effort (RPEmax) were measured...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679262/laser-driven-resonance-of-dye-doped-oil-coated-microbubbles-experimental-study
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Guillaume Lajoinie, Jeong-Yu Lee, Joshua Owen, Pieter Kruizinga, Nico de Jong, Gijs van Soest, Eleanor Stride, Michel Versluis
Photoacoustic (PA) imaging offers several attractive features as a biomedical imaging modality, including excellent spatial resolution and functional information such as tissue oxygenation. A key limitation, however, is the contrast to noise ratio that can be obtained from tissue depths greater than 1-2 mm. Microbubbles coated with an optically absorbing shell have been proposed as a possible contrast agent for PA imaging, offering greater signal amplification and improved biocompatibility compared to metallic nanoparticles...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640769/physiological-profile-and-activity-pattern-of-minor-gaelic-football-players
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Bryan D Cullen, Mark T Roantree, Andrew L McCarren, David T Kelly, Paul L OʼConnor, Sarah M Hughes, Pat G Daly, Niall M Moyna
Cullen, BD, Roantree, M, McCarren, A, Kelly, DT, O'Connor, PL, Hughes, SM, Daly, PG, and Moyna1, NM. Physiological profile and activity pattern of minor Gaelic football players. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1811-1820, 2017-The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physiological profile and activity pattern in club- and county-level under-18 (U-18) Gaelic football players relative to playing position. Participants (n = 85) were analyzed during 17 official 15-a-side matches using global positioning system technology (SPI Pro X II; GPSports Systems, Canberra, Australia) and heart rate (HR) telemetry...
July 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636434/selective-breeding-and-short-term-access-to-a-running-wheel-alter-stride-characteristics-in-house-mice
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Gerald C Claghorn, Zoe Thompson, Jarren C Kay, Genesis Ordonez, Thomas G Hampton, Theodore Garland
Postural and kinematic aspects of running may have evolved to support high runner (HR) mice to run approximately threefold farther than control mice. Mice from four replicate HR lines selectively bred for high levels of voluntary wheel running show many differences in locomotor behavior and morphology as compared with four nonselected control (C) lines. We hypothesized that HR mice would show stride alterations that have coadapted with locomotor behavior, morphology, and physiology. More specifically, we predicted that HR mice would have stride characteristics that differed from those of C mice in ways that parallel some of the adaptations seen in highly cursorial animals...
September 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632061/the-effect-of-unilateral-arm-swing-motion-on-lower-extremity-running-mechanics-associated-with-injury-risk
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Cristine Agresta, Christian R Ward, W Geoffrey Wright, Carole A Tucker
Many field sports involve equipment that restricts one or both arms from moving while running. Arm swing during running has been examined from a biomechanical and physiologic perspective but not from an injury perspective. Moreover, only bilateral arm swing suppression has been studied with respect to running. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of running with one arm restrained on lower extremity mechanics associated with running or sport-related injury. Fifteen healthy participants ran at a self-selected speed with typical arm swing, with one arm restrained and with both arms restrained...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566088/factors-associated-with-utilization-of-skilled-service-delivery-among-women-in-rural-northern-ghana-a-cross-sectional-study
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William Gudu, Bright Addo
BACKGROUND: Ghana's current Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 319 per 100,000 live births makes achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal of 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births or less by 2030 appear to be illusory. Skilled assistance during childbirth is a critical strategy to reducing maternal mortality, yet the proportion of deliveries taking place within health facilities where such assistance is provided is very low in Ghana, with huge disparity between urban and rural women...
May 31, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535432/water-depth-effects-on-impact-loading-kinematic-and-physiological-variables-during-water-treadmill-running
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Paul W Macdermid, Josh Wharton, Carina Schill, Philip W Fink
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare impact loading, kinematic and physiological responses to three different immersion depths (mid-shin, mid-thigh, and xiphoid process) while running at the same speed on a water based treadmill. METHODS: Participants (N=8) ran on a water treadmill at three depths for 3min. Tri-axial accelerometers were used to identify running dynamics plus measures associated with impact loading rates, while heart rate data were logged to indicate physiological demand...
July 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515449/the-role-of-stride-frequency-for-walk-to-run-transition-in-humans
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Ernst Albin Hansen, Lasse Andreas Risgaard Kristensen, Andreas Møller Nielsen, Michael Voigt, Pascal Madeleine
It remains unclear why humans spontaneously shift from walking to running at a certain point during locomotion at gradually increasing velocity. We show that a calculated walk-to-run transition stride frequency (70.6 ± 3.2 strides min(-1)) agrees with a transition stride frequency (70.8 ± 3.1 strides min(-1)) predicted from the two stride frequencies applied during treadmill walking and running at freely chosen velocities and freely chosen stride frequencies. The agreement is based on Bland and Altman's statistics...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485300/gait-studies-for-a-quadrupedal-microrobot-reveal-contrasting-running-templates-in-two-frequency-regimes
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Benjamin Goldberg, Neel Doshi, Kaushik Jayaram, Robert J Wood
Performance metrics such as speed, cost of transport, and stability are the driving factors behind gait selection in legged locomotion. To help understand the effect of gait on the performance and dynamics of small-scale ambulation, we explore four quadrupedal gaits over a wide range of stride frequencies on a 1.43 g, biologically-inspired microrobot, the Harvard Ambulatory MicroRobot (HAMR). Despite its small size, HAMR can precisely control leg frequency, phasing, and trajectory, making it an exceptional platform for gait studies at scales relevant to insect locomotion...
June 15, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
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