The effect of step length on ability of young and elderly women to recover balance was discussed. Balance recovery experiments were conducted on ten elderly females and ten young females. The experiments were complemented with computational modeling efforts to identify how recovery ability is theoretically affected by specific step characteristics. It was suggested that, in the event of imbalance, the effectiveness of a step in restoring a stable upright configuration depends strongly on the length of the step.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2001|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States|
Duration: Jun 27 2001 → Jul 1 2001
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