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Measuring movement fluency during the sit-to-walk task

Kerr, Andrew and Pomeroy, Valerie and Rowe, Philip and Dall, Phillipa and Rafferty, D (2013) Measuring movement fluency during the sit-to-walk task. Gait and Posture, 37 (4). 598–602. ISSN 0966-6362

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Abstract

Restoring movement fluency is a key focus for physical rehabilitation; it's measurement, however, lacks objectivity. The purpose of this study was to find whether measurable movement fluency variables differed between groups of adults with different movement abilities whilst performing the sit-to-walk (STW) movement. The movement fluency variables were: (1) hesitation during movement (reduction in forward velocity of the centre of mass; CoM), (2) coordination (percentage of temporal overlap of joint rotations) and (3) smoothness (number of inflections in the CoM jerk signal).