Project

Investigating the spatiotemporal profile of spontaneous walk-to-run transitions and its determinants

Duration
01 October 2007 → 08 November 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Biomechanics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Biomechanics
    • Orthopaedics
Keywords
overground transition locomotion visual flow tibialis
 
Project description

In spontaneous human locomotion the walk-to-run- and run-to-walk-transition occur at a certain velocity. This study treats the effect of manipulation of visual velocity perception on transition speed. The second part of this study investigates whether there is a difference in priority between two determinants of gait transition, namely velocity perception and tibialis fatigue. Both parts will be investigated overground as well as on treadmill.