For instance, the effectiveness of specific forms of visual cueing , to reduce FOG and improve Parkinsonian gait
, may be readily examined in a VR environment.
It is also a common clinical experience that mixed hydrocephalic and parkinsonian gait
features coexist, with various degrees of levodopa responsiveness.
The characteristic Parkinsonian gait
pattern has several hypokinetic features including reduced stride length, velocity and step height resulting in short shuffling steps, associated with a flexed posture and poor arm swing (Peppe, Chiavalon, Pasqualetti, Crovato, & Caltagirone, 2007).
* Parkinsonian gait
: Individuals may have a slow walking pattern with freezing episodes during walking.
Winogrodzka A, Wagenaar RC, Booij J, Wolters EC, 2005, Rigidity and bradykinesia reduce interlimb coordination in Parkinsonian gait
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Instructional cues and Parkinsonian gait
: A pilot study.
We sought to examine the effect of a wearable, closed-loop, visual-auditory cueing system on parkinsonian gait
in the "off" state, when the magnitude of gait impairment is expected to be largest.
Results: At enrollment, 85 subjects had neurologic gait abnormalities of the following types: unsteady gait (in 31 subjects), frontal gait (in 12 subjects), hemiparetic gait (in 11 subjects), neuropathic gait (in 10 subjects), parkinsonian gait
(in eight subjects), and spastic gait (in two subjects).
(22.) McIntosh GC, Thaut MH, Rice RR, Miller RA: Stride frequency modulation in parkinsonian gait
using rhythmic auditory stimulation.
An analysis of parkinsonian gait
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Liao et al., "Quantification and recognition of parkinsonian gait
from monocular video imaging using kernel- based principal component analysis," BioMedical Engineering OnLine, vol.