Adaptation in velocity dependent force fields: A comparison between young and elderly subjects

B. Cesqui, V. Monaco, G. Macrì, P. Dario, S. Micera

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate whether and how learning process is affected in elderly subjects while they carry out pointing tasks in different force fields generated by a planar robot. In particular, the evolution of movement smoothness during the trials has been used to characterize the learning process. The results indicate that elderly people can deal with novel dynamics showing a predictable aftereffect as young subjects. However, the evolution of the smoothness of their movements was not in accordance with the standard learning process shown by the young group. These results could be partly related to the decay of basic response speed and decision making, all phenomena related to ageing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
Pages482-488
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 12 2007Jun 15 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk
Period6/12/076/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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