International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Seung-Jae Kim

Seung-Jae Kim
The Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering,
8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504

  • Research Article
    The Effects of Visual Feedback on Treadmill Walking Speed
    Author(s): Ruthie Muqatach and Seung-Jae KimRuthie Muqatach and Seung-Jae Kim

    Gait rehabilitation often utilizes treadmill training, and providing visual feedback on subjects’ movements can improve the rehabilitation outcomes. We have previously shown that an imposed distortion of visual feedback on subjects’ step lengths entails unintentional changes in gait symmetry. In light of the potential effect of distorting visual feedback, we decided to test if we could change the walking speed of subjects using distorted visual feedback display. This is because gait training outcomes are correlated with increasing walking speed. Healthy subjects participated in the treadmill walking trials. During the trials, a motion capturing system tracked the position of the subjects’ foot and hip, and a computer displayed the current step length of each leg on a screen as vertical bars. Horizontal bars then scroll down the screen, and when the top of the step le.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000353

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