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Gait - Effects on Posture and Gait While Walking and Texting

Course #: 03-478

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

Texting on a phone while walking has become a customary task and there are concerns about the safety of texting and walking.  The goal of this CEU course is to examine and compare the impact on gait performance and kinematics of typing and reading text on a mobile phone when compared with walking without a mobile phone.  Further, this course also examines the gait modifications occurring when texting while walking, including the study of the lower limb muscle activation patterns, and to specifically assess the co-contraction of ankle antagonist muscles.


CEU Course Objectives

1.  Explain what evaluations of gait performance revealed that individuals do during texting and reading compared to unconstrained walking.

2.  Investigate the phase of the gait cycle that the ankle muscle co-contractions decreased.

3.  Identify the degree by which medial lateral head motion increased during texting and reading.

4.  Describe how reduced arm swing can negatively impact walking balance.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Mobile Phone Use Overview   0.51 CEUs  
  Study Methods   0.54 CEUs
  Discussion of Results   0.36 CEUs
  Literature Review - Gait Adaptations While Texting     0.27 CEUs
  Study Design   0.44 CEUs
  Discussion and Conclusions   0.88 CEUs

Total = 3 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Intermediate

These articles are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creative commons.org/licneses/by/4.0/). The authors listed are the orignial authors and no changes were made. The articles are from PLOS One and the Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation respectively. 

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Course Date: 2016-01-17

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