Author: Zhu Wang

Author: Zhu Wang

Virtual Obstacles in Gait

A few weeks earlier, I talked about two papers I read regarding gait balance when fixed or suddenly appeared obstacles are involved. The papers are Age Effects on Strategies Used to Avoid Obstacles, and Anxiety-mediated gait adaptations reduce errors of obstacle negotiation among younger and older adults: Implications for fall risk. We have been looking for protocols and…

Virtual Obstacles in Gait Balance Assessment

Our balance assessment research is currently at the point of transforming from a stationary standing paradigm into the dynamic walking paradigm. In the standing paradigm, we explored the assessment of anxiety-caused imbalance through various intensity levels of sound and visual flow. However, the dynamic and stationary paradigms are so different that we cannot use the…

New Toy: Notch

Earlier this year, our lab got a lightweight IMU-based wearable motion capture system called Notch. The system is a set of six waterproof IMU sensors designed to be mounted on the body. The motion capture system does not use external cameras like Optitrack or Vicon which uses a group of infrared cameras to triangulate the…