Proceedings Vol. 26 (2020)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2020
November 24 – 25, 2020, Brno, Czech Republic
Copyright © 2020 Brno University of Technology Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)
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pages 388 - 391, full text
The research aimed to assess the effect of various types of metro-rhythmic stimulation and the manner of their application on gait symmetry in healthy individuals. Research-related tests involved a group of 22 adults without locomotor function disorders. The test participants were divided into two equal groups: group 1 - persons, who were not informed how to behave after hearing sounds (stimulation), group 2 - persons instructed before a test to walk in the rhythm of music (stimulation). The tests of locomotor functions were performed using a Zebris FDM-S treadmill. All of the tests involving sound stimulation were performed for a preferable gait velocity. The analysis involved a change in the index of stepping time symmetry and the length of a step during gait with various types of sound stimulation (arrhythmic stimulus, rhythmic stimuli at a different rate). It was demonstrated that short-term rhythmic sound stimuli at the rate equal to stepping frequency at a preferable gait velocity affected the symmetrisation of stepping time in healthy adults, regardless of whether they had been informed how to react to stimulation. A short-term effect of the RAS on the symmetry of step length was not observed.
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