Title: Control of human locomotion under various task constraints
Authors: Montagne, Gilles ×
Buekers, Mart
de Rugy, Aymar
Camachon, Cyril
Laurent, Michel #
Issue Date: Mar-2002
Series Title: Experimental brain research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation cérébrale vol:143 issue:1 pages:133-6
Abstract: The goal of this study was to identify the control mechanism used for locomotion pointing regulation under different external temporal constraints. Subjects ( n=8) had to walk on a treadmill through a number of virtual hallways and cross a pair of gliding doors that opened and closed at a constant preset frequency (0.5 Hz or 1 Hz). Crossing performance, step durations, and step lengths were used as dependent measures. The results revealed the regulation of locomotion occurred earlier and was more pronounced at 0.5 Hz than at 1 Hz, making performance better at 0.5 Hz. Nevertheless at the two frequencies the control mechanism appears similar; it is grounded on information movement coupling. This control mechanism allows for the production of specific behavior according to the task constraints.
ISSN: 0014-4819
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Kinesiology - miscellaneous
Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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