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Behavioral Strategies for Stable Maneuvers during Locomotion


Abstract Humans moving in the environment must frequently change walking speed and direction to negotiate obstacles and maintain balance. Maneuverability and stability requirements account for a significant part of daily life. While constant-average-velocity (CAV) human locomotion in walking and running has been studied extensively unsteady locomotion has received far less attention. Although some studies have described the biomechanics and neurophysiology of maneuvers, the underlying mechanisms that humans employ to control unsteady running are still not clear. My dissertation research investigated some of the biomechanical and behavioral strategies used for stable unsteady locomotion. First, I studied the behavioral level control of human sagittal... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Qiao, Mu (Author) / Jindrich, Devin L (Advisor) / Dounskaia, Natalia (Committee member) / Abbas, James (Committee member) / Hinrichs, Richard (Committee member) / Santello, Marco (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Kinesiology / joint function / lower extremities / maneuverability / running / stability / turning
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 142 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Kinesiology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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