Special Issue "Ageing Effects on Kinematics, Kinetics and Balance"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: biomechanics; movement analysis; artificial intelligence; muscle synergies; measurements; robotics; sport engineering; wearable sensors
Interests: biomechanics; wearable sensors; gait analysis; posturography; falling; rehabilitation; robotics; machine learning; EMG; measurements
Motor performance grows drastically worse with age. The accurate measurement of motor performance deterioration can lead to the early detection of impairments and the avoidance of disability and death. Increasing evidence suggests that walking and balance are two of the main daily tasks more affected in elderly people. In addition, physical deterioration leads to an increase of falls, which are demonstrated to occur in 13% of elders at least once in their life. Falls are also recognized as one of the main causes of impairments and hospitalization.
In the last year, technological progress has permitted the enlargement of the applicability of functional tests outside clinical environments, facilitating the daily monitoring of older motor performance. Wearable sensors and synthetic quantitative indices have been demonstrated as promising tools for kinematics, kinetics, and balance evaluations.
This Special Issue aims at exploring motor performance deterioration in elderly people in order to propose innovative methodologies, tests, or wearable sensors that might be proposed as routine tools for combatting motor decline in older persons. Innovative studies on kinematics, kinetics and balance, as well as on muscle activity will provide deep insights into the ageing process.
Dr. Juri Taborri
Dr. Ilaria Mileti
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- Movement analysis
- Gait analysis
- Wearable sensors