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Modulation of gluteus medius activity reflects the potential of the muscle to meet the mechanical demands during perturbed walking

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, August 2018
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Title
Modulation of gluteus medius activity reflects the potential of the muscle to meet the mechanical demands during perturbed walking
Published in
Scientific Reports, August 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-30139-9
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Maarten Afschrift, Lorenzo Pitto, Wouter Aerts, Robert van Deursen, Ilse Jonkers, Friedl De Groote

Abstract

Mediolateral stability during walking can be controlled by adjustment of foot placement. Reactive activity of gluteus medius (GM) is modulated during the gait cycle. However, the mechanisms behind the modulation are yet unclear. We measured reactive GM activity and kinematics in response to a mediolateral platform translation during different phases of the gait cycle. Forward simulations of perturbed walking were used to evaluate the isolated effect of the perturbation and the GM response on gait stability. We showed that the potential of GM to adjust lateral foot placement and prevent collisions during swing varies during the gait cycle and explains the observed modulation. The observed increase in stance, swing or combined GM activity causes an outward foot placement and therefore compensates for the loss of stability caused by a perturbation early in the gait cycle. GM activity of the swing leg in response to a platform translation late in the gait cycle counteracts foot placement, but prevents collision of the swing foot with the stance leg. This study provides insights in the neuromechanics of reactive control of gait stability and proposes a novel method to distinguish between the effect of perturbation force and reactive muscle activity on gait stability.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 24%
Student > Master 10 18%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Researcher 4 7%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 13 24%
Sports and Recreations 10 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 13 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 March 2020.
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#4,475,220
of 17,188,187 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#28,687
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Outputs of similar age
#89,330
of 285,115 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#10
of 54 outputs
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