Underlying mechanisms of age related changes in gait dynamics and the role of walking in different environments.

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Walking is a fundamental motor act and an important form of daily physical activity. Human walking is a dynamically stable, highly flexible and adaptive activity that is continuously altered to behavioral goals and prevailing circumstances. To date it is well recognized that flexibility and adaptability of walking resides in the fact that human motor behavior is intrinsically variable, and that in-depth analysis of this variability might provide insight into underlying control structures. To quantify this variability of movement, dynamic measures derived from dynamical systems theory appear rather suitable to address behavioral issues that may be summarized as movement flexibility and adaptability. However, the underlying mechanisms of changes in (one of) these dynamic parameters is not yet known
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