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Aging and Mixed Perturbation Training

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The aim of this project is to investigate the underlying mechanism of perturbation training, the scope of its generalization and retention in real-life fall prevention. In addition, this project explores the possibility of maximizing training effects on both slip and trip fall outcomes among community-dwelling older adults.

Project title:  “Aging and Mixed Perturbation Training to Reduce Falls in Locomotion”

Funding Agency : NIH/NICHD

Grant Account Number: 1R01AG050672 – 01A1

Principal Investigator: Tanvi Bhatt

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Wang, Y., Bhatt, T., Liu, X., Wang, S., Lee, A., Wang, E., & Pai, Y. C. C. (2019). Can treadmill-slip perturbation training reduce immediate risk of over-ground-slip induced fall among community-dwelling older adults?. Journal of biomechanics, 84, 58-66.

Wang, S., Liu, X., Lee, A., & Pai, Y. C. (2017). Can Recovery Foot Placement Affect Older Adults’ Slip-Fall Severity?. Annals of biomedical engineering, 45(8), 1941-1948.

Wang, S., Liu, X., & Pai, Y. C. (2019). Limb collapse or instability? Assessment on cause of falls. Annals of biomedical engineering, 47(3), 767-777.

Wang, S., Bhatt, T., Liu, X., & Pai, Y. C. (2019). The Role of Recovery Lower Limb Segments in Post-Slip Determination of Falls Due to Instability or Limb Collapse. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 1-11.

Wang, S., Varas-Diaz, G., Dusane, S., Wang, Y., & Bhatt, T. (2019). Slip-induced fall-risk assessment based on regular gait pattern in older adults. Journal of Biomechanics, 109334.

Wang, Y., Wang, S., Lee, A., Pai, Y. C., & Bhatt, T. (2019). Treadmill-gait slip training in community-dwelling older adults: mechanisms of immediate adaptation for a progressive ascending-mixed-intensity protocol. Experimental brain research237(9), 2305-2317.

Wang, Y., Wang, S., Bolton, R., Kaur, T., & Bhatt, T. (2019). Effects of task-specific obstacle-induced trip-perturbation training: proactive and reactive adaptation to reduce fall-risk in community-dwelling older adults. Aging clinical and experimental research, 1-13.

Lee, A., Bhatt, T., Smith-Ray, R. L., Wang, E., & Pai, Y. C. C. (2019). Gait speed and dynamic stability decline accelerates only in late life: a cross-sectional study in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of geriatric physical therapy42(2), 73-80.

Perturbation and neuroimaging

Patel, P. J., Bhatt, T., DelDonno, S. R., Langenecker, S. A., & Dusane, S. (2018). Examining Neural Plasticity for Slip-Perturbation Training: An fMRI Study. Frontiers in neurology, 9.

Bhatt, T., Patel, P., Dusane, S., DelDonno, S. R., & Langenecker, S. A. (2018). Neural mechanisms involved in mental imagery of slip-perturbation while walking: a preliminary fMRI study. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 12.