According to researchers, older adults who engage in activities perceived to be worthwhile, such as supporting grandchildren or completing a project, have better sleep, walking speeds and experience less chronic pain.
University of Copenhagen researchers have identified two areas of the midbrain that appear to play specific roles in the start, speed and content of dependent selection of locomotion in mice.
Coupling a non invasive brain computer interface with a virtual walking avatar may help those with gait disorders to regain control of their movements, a new study reports.
Researchers have developed a new, minimally invasive brain stimulation technique that can induce a range of bodily movements. The technique, magneto-thermal stimulation, can be used to target highly specific brain regions and could help researchers to advance brain mapping studies.
Researchers have developed a new algorithm for a walking system that allows those with spinal cord injury to regain mobility. Researchers say their system, Smart Walk Assist, is designed to promote natural walking patterns in patients, so the nervous system can learn how to walk again.
A new study reports a connection between slowed walking speed and cognitive decline appears to arise in the right hippocampus. Researchers recommend older people may benefit if their doctors measure their walking speed and check for changes over time, which could be an early indicator of impending cognitive decline.
Researchers improve the ability to walk in patients with multiple sclerosis and stroke survivors with the help of functional electrical stimulation.
Researchers reveal how our vesibular system reflects the story of our evolution, from sea to land.
A new study reports on how the clinical profiles of Lewy body dementia differ from Alzhiemer's or Parkinson's disease.