What you see is what you step: the horizontal-vertical illusion increases toe clearance in older adults during stair ascent

FOSTER, R.J., WHITAKER, D., SCALLY, A.J., BUCKLEY, J.G. and ELLIOTT, D.B., 2015. What you see is what you step: the horizontal-vertical illusion increases toe clearance in older adults during stair ascent. Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, 56 (5), pp. 2950-2957. ISSN 0146-0404

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Abstract

PURPOSE Falls on stairs are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly people. A simple safety strategy to avoid tripping on stairs is increasing foot clearance. We determined whether a horizontal–vertical illusion superimposed onto stairs to create an illusory perceived increase in stair-riser height would increase stair ascent foot clearance in older participants.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Stair ascent safety in older adults [running title]
Publication Title: Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science
Creators: Foster, R.J., Whitaker, D., Scally, A.J., Buckley, J.G. and Elliott, D.B.
Publisher: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Place of Publication: Rockville, MD
Date: 2015
Volume: 56
Number: 5
ISSN: 0146-0404
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1167/iovs.14-16018DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:43
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:05
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1788

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