Measuring movement fluency during the sit-to-walk task

Andrew Kerr, Val Pomeroy, Philip Rowe, Philippa Dall, Daniel Rafferty

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Restoring movement fluency is a key focus for physical rehabilitation; it's measurement, however, lacks objectivity. The purpose of this study was to find whether measurable movement fluency variables differed between groups of adults with different movement abilities whilst performing the sit-to-walk (STW) movement. The movement fluency variables were: (1) hesitation during movement (reduction in forward velocity of the centre of mass; CoM), (2) coordination (percentage of temporal overlap of joint rotations) and (3) smoothness (number of inflections in the CoM jerk signal).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598–602
Number of pages5
JournalGait and Posture
Issue number4
Early online date1 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • fluency
  • measurement
  • sit to stand movement
  • older adults


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