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Centre of mass motion during a grabrail assisted sit-stand-sit cycle

3rd College of Health Science Research Conference

Author: O'Meara, D. M., Smith, R. M.
Type: Conference Proceedings
Year: 2002


Grabrail assistance during the sit-stand-sit cycle can contribute to maintaining independence for individuals with limited strength and coordination, such as a frail older aged adult. Control of the body's centre of mass (COM) motion is an important component of successful transfer performance. Older aged adults reduce their COM velocity (COMV) and adopt a strategy based on stability rather than efficient use of upper body momentum. This paper investigates the effect of grabrail assistance on COMV.

Further Details

Pages: p. 25
Publish Location: Sydney
Publisher: Home Modification Information Clearinghouse , University of Sydney
Accession Number: 26.2.04
Keywords: older, rail
Reads: 256