Gait asymmetry: Factors influencing slip severity and tendency among older adults

Sukwon Kim, Thurmon Lockhart

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Abstract

Research on the relationship between gait asymmetry and the likelihood of slips are not clear, especially, for older adults. The present study evaluated the gait asymmetry among older adults and, further, evaluated effects of gait asymmetry on the likelihood of slips. Eighteen older adults (65 and older) participated in the study. HCV, horizontal force, and RCOF measured at non-dominant leg during heel contact phase of gait cycle were significantly higher than those at dominant leg. The results indicated that the likelihood of slips could increase when transitioning the whole body center-of-mass with left leg contacted on the ground while right leg was in swing phase. The results indicated that gait asymmetry or limb dominance could contribute to increasing the likelihood of slips.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Pages1332-1335
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2006Oct 20 2006

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Other50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/16/0610/20/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Kim, S., & Lockhart, T. (2006). Gait asymmetry: Factors influencing slip severity and tendency among older adults. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 1332-1335)

Gait asymmetry : Factors influencing slip severity and tendency among older adults. / Kim, Sukwon; Lockhart, Thurmon.

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2006. p. 1332-1335.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kim, S & Lockhart, T 2006, Gait asymmetry: Factors influencing slip severity and tendency among older adults. in Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. pp. 1332-1335, 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006, San Francisco, CA, United States, 10/16/06.
Kim S, Lockhart T. Gait asymmetry: Factors influencing slip severity and tendency among older adults. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2006. p. 1332-1335
Kim, Sukwon ; Lockhart, Thurmon. / Gait asymmetry : Factors influencing slip severity and tendency among older adults. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2006. pp. 1332-1335
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