Locomotor Response of Persons with Upper Limb Loss to Treadmill Perturbations
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July 2020 -
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The primary aim of this pilot study is to characterize the proactive and reactive locomotor response of Veterans with upper limb loss (ULL) to a trip during walking. Our recent VA-funded (RX001388, RX001322) investigations have suggested that persons with ULL experience a high prevalence of falls and demonstrate postural control mechanisms that may impair stability. Specifically, nearly half of individuals with ULL at or proximal to the wrist level experience at least one fall per year and almos...