Research Roundup: March 2021

 

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Effects of Daily Hand Activities on Age-Related Declines of Dynamic Motor Function in Individual Fingers

Aoki T, and Kadota K. Effects of Daily Hand Activities on Age-Related Declines of Dynamic Motor Function in Individual Fingers. Motor Control (Ahead of Print). https://doi.org/10.1123/mc.2020-0085

This small study compared the dynamic and static motor capacities of each finger among elderly individuals who engaged in hobbies that involved daily use of the hands, and those that did not.

 

Key Points
  • Aging is characterized by a decline in manual dexterity, and may be quantified by decreased grip force, decreased tapping frequency, and prolonged timing for the pegboard test.
  • Reports from static motor function...
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Research Roundup: November 2019

 

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COPD and Lower Limb Biomechanics

Wai-Yan Liu, Kenneth Meijer, Jeannet Delbressine, Paul Willems, Emiel Wouters, and Martijn Spruit. "Effects of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Gait Characteristics in Patients with COPD." Journal of Clinical Medicine 8, no. 4 (2019), 459. doi:10.3390/jcm8040459.

Although this is a small study, the paper contributes to our knowledge base around the gait variations that are seen in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The paper concludes that “subjects with COPD walked with less consistent organization of movement patterns of the lower extremities across walking speeds. These findings suggest the presence of neuromuscular deterioration in the locomotor system, reflecting less...

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