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Effects Of Slope Upon Hind Limb Kinematics In Chukar Partridge (Alectoris Chukar), Anna T. Kenney Jan 2020

Effects Of Slope Upon Hind Limb Kinematics In Chukar Partridge (Alectoris Chukar), Anna T. Kenney

Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers

Ground dwelling birds must scale all kinds of complex terrain in order to survive in their natural environments. For instance, Alectoris chukar live on steep hillsides with slopes of up to 60° or 172.3% slope. We undertook the present study to improve understanding of how birds successfully traverse such complex terrain. Using a high speed camera, we analyzed the hind limb kinematics of chukars during normal locomotion on a 10° and 35° incline, decline, and level slope. We compared the data collected from the video recordings, which we had used to identify and digitize the bony landmarks, between all ...


Real-Time Stealth Intervention For Motor Learning Using Player Flow-State, Ramin Tadayon, Ashish Amresh, Troy Mcdaniel, Sethuraman Panchanathan Jun 2019

Real-Time Stealth Intervention For Motor Learning Using Player Flow-State, Ramin Tadayon, Ashish Amresh, Troy Mcdaniel, Sethuraman Panchanathan

Ashish Amresh

We present a novel approach to real-time adaptation in serious games for at-home motor learning. Our approach assesses and responds to the “flow-state” of players by tracking and classifying facial emotions in real-time using the Kinect camera. Three different approaches for stealth assessment and adaptation using performance and flow-state data are defined, along with a case-study evaluation of these approaches based on their effectiveness at maintaining positive affective interaction in a subject.


Environmental Factors That Influence Physical Activity Participation In Children And Youth: A Synthesis Of The Literature, Jarrod Nash Dec 2018

Environmental Factors That Influence Physical Activity Participation In Children And Youth: A Synthesis Of The Literature, Jarrod Nash

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Physical activity participation in children and youth is widely regarded as important to ensure proper health. There are many environmental factors that contribute to children and youth being able to participate in physical activity on a daily basis. This synthesis reviewed literature regarding environmental factors that influence physical activity participation in children and youth. Data was collected using the EBSCOHOST search engine, found on The College at Brockport’s Drake Memorial Library online research website. Key words in SPORTDiscus and Academic Search Complete databases were combined to obtain 10 studies that focused on this synthesis’s purpose and research questions ...


The Role Of Social Media In Intercollegiate Athletics: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, William B. Burns Iii Dec 2018

The Role Of Social Media In Intercollegiate Athletics: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, William B. Burns Iii

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Abstract

The purpose of this synthesis was to examine social media use in intercollegiate athletic departments, and the effect that social media has on colleges and student-athletes. Previous research shows that social media has not been a large presence in intercollegiate athletics until 2008 when schools started to realize that is can be a powerful tool to help with marketing strategies. Common themes that emerged through the critical mass were social media best practices at the intercollegiate level, the most commonly used platforms, the benefits of using social media for colleges and student-athletes, and the problems and potential problems of ...


Does A Vegan Diet Contribute To Prevention Or Maintenance Of Diseases?, Malia K. Burkholder, Danae A. Fields Nov 2018

Does A Vegan Diet Contribute To Prevention Or Maintenance Of Diseases?, Malia K. Burkholder, Danae A. Fields

Kinesiology and Allied Health Senior Research Projects

This literature review deals with the topic of, does a vegan diet contribute to prevention or maintenance of diseases? Our main focus was to look at what a vegan diet entailed, the history of veganism, and why people decide to adhere to this diet type. Multiple research studies were looked over on the topics of how a vegan diet effects the disease processes of cancer, diabetes, gastral intestinal issues, weight loss, and heart disease. The overall arching theme that was found in the research is that a vegan diet is beneficial in helping to lessen the risk or aid in ...


Engage A Voice, Repress Fatigue; The Coincident Evolution Of Hominin Vocalization And A Metabolic Threshold, Galen A. Morton 9935238, Martin L. Morton Nov 2018

Engage A Voice, Repress Fatigue; The Coincident Evolution Of Hominin Vocalization And A Metabolic Threshold, Galen A. Morton 9935238, Martin L. Morton

Shared Knowledge Conference

Physiologically self-protective mechanisms borne from hominin evolutionary history that increase survivability are not unknown to science. In reviewing exercise science literature regarding testing and assessment measures of subjects talking while exercising, a logical question has materialized: To what degree has evolution facilitated synchronization of comfortable oral communication with sustainable exercise intensity? An individual able to engage a voice, represses fatigue. The Talk Test, is a practical strategy whereby a subject deliberately speaks during an exercise protocol. It is a common tool in both kinesiology and clinical fields because it inherently identifies a pivotal metabolic threshold. The coincidence of comfortable ability ...


Rapid Visuomotor Integration As A Window Into Multisensory Processing, Margaret Schrayer Nov 2018

Rapid Visuomotor Integration As A Window Into Multisensory Processing, Margaret Schrayer

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Introduction: Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease (PD) cause changes in the subcortical and cortical structures of the brain, affecting interactions between the dorsal and ventral visual streams. The dorsal stream processes the location of objects in the visual workspace while the ventral stream identifies those objects. We expect that, in individuals with PD, motor deficits will occur as a result of disruptions in online interactions between the dorsal and ventral streams.

Purpose: In the experiment, participants identify object shape while shapes are either moving or stationary, and make accurate reaching movements to the objects. Our hypothesis is that ...


Handwriting At Different Paces And Sizes With Visual Cues In Persons With Parkinson’S Disease, Andrew Zaman, Elizabeth L. Stegemoller Nov 2018

Handwriting At Different Paces And Sizes With Visual Cues In Persons With Parkinson’S Disease, Andrew Zaman, Elizabeth L. Stegemoller

Kinesiology Publications

Background: Persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD) typically have small handwriting, especially when writing faster and/or larger. However, visual cues can help persons with PD increase their handwriting size. This study tested if lined paper would improve handwriting in persons with PD, even when writing faster and/or larger. Secondarily, we wanted determine if persons with PD perceived handwriting as stressful, and if perceived stress was associated with writing performance.

Methods: The study included 22 subjects with Parkinson’s disease and 11 age-gender-matched controls. Participants completed eight trials (2 × 2 × 2) of printing a “P” and “d”, at a ...


Altering Gait Variability With An Ankle Exoskeleton, Prokopios Antonellis, Samuel Galle, Dirk De Clercq, Philippe Malcolm Oct 2018

Altering Gait Variability With An Ankle Exoskeleton, Prokopios Antonellis, Samuel Galle, Dirk De Clercq, Philippe Malcolm

Journal Articles

Exoskeletons can influence human gait. A healthy gait is characterized by a certain amount of variability compared to a non-healthy gait that has more inherent variability; however which exoskeleton assistance parameters are necessary to avoid increasing gait variability or to potentially lower gait variability below that of unassisted walking are unknown. This study investigated the interaction effects of exoskeleton timing and power on gait variability. Ten healthy participants walked on a treadmill with bilateral ankle-foot exoskeletons under ten conditions with different timing (varied from 36% to 54% of the stride) and power (varied from 0.2 to 0.5 W ...


Cardiodynamic Associations With Resilience In Undergraduate Students And The Effect Of A Mentorship Intervention, Rachel J. Knetsch Oct 2018

Cardiodynamic Associations With Resilience In Undergraduate Students And The Effect Of A Mentorship Intervention, Rachel J. Knetsch

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) indicates that a majority of Canadian university students report feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious during their undergraduate studies. Resilience refers to positive adaptation, or the ability to maintain or regain mental health, despite experiencing adversity (Herrman et al., 2011). While autonomic indices have been used to describe chronic physiological stress, the role of heart rate variability (HRV) as an index of resilience remains unclear. This research tested the hypotheses that (1) there is a relationship between HRV and resilience scoresand (2) a mentorship intervention will improve HRV and resilience outcomes. Fifty-seven first year students ...


2018 Lifesaving Foundation Projects, Lifesaving Foundation Oct 2018

2018 Lifesaving Foundation Projects, Lifesaving Foundation

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


The Ireland Medal Recipients 2003-2017, Lifesaving Foundation Oct 2018

The Ireland Medal Recipients 2003-2017, Lifesaving Foundation

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Back Cover, Lifesaving Foundation Oct 2018

Back Cover, Lifesaving Foundation

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Role Of The Personal Floatation Device: Workshop, Patrick Buck Ph.D., Remt Oct 2018

Understanding The Role Of The Personal Floatation Device: Workshop, Patrick Buck Ph.D., Remt

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Wearing Life Jackets While Swimming In Open Water, Elizabeth "Tizzy" Bennett, Linda Quan Md Oct 2018

Wearing Life Jackets While Swimming In Open Water, Elizabeth "Tizzy" Bennett, Linda Quan Md

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Narratives Of Drowning - Exploring Family And Community Resilience, John S.G. Wells Ph.D., M. Bergin, John Connolly, S. Denieffe Oct 2018

Narratives Of Drowning - Exploring Family And Community Resilience, John S.G. Wells Ph.D., M. Bergin, John Connolly, S. Denieffe

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Are My Children As Safe In Open Water As I Think They Are?, Shayne Baker D. Prof. Oct 2018

Are My Children As Safe In Open Water As I Think They Are?, Shayne Baker D. Prof.

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


The Lifesaving Foundation Library Collection, Kieran Cronin Ba, Mals Oct 2018

The Lifesaving Foundation Library Collection, Kieran Cronin Ba, Mals

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Is There A Crisis In The Aquatic Profession?, Robert Keig Stallman Ph.D. Oct 2018

Is There A Crisis In The Aquatic Profession?, Robert Keig Stallman Ph.D.

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


The Assessment Of Swimming And Survival Skills: Is Your Programme Fit For These Purposes?, Paolo Di Paola Ba Oct 2018

The Assessment Of Swimming And Survival Skills: Is Your Programme Fit For These Purposes?, Paolo Di Paola Ba

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Investigating Drowning Deaths In The United Kingdom, Paul Anderson Chief Superintendent Oct 2018

Investigating Drowning Deaths In The United Kingdom, Paul Anderson Chief Superintendent

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


In Extreme Open Water Swims: Why Understanding The Challenge Is As Important As Training For The Distance, Nuala Moore Oct 2018

In Extreme Open Water Swims: Why Understanding The Challenge Is As Important As Training For The Distance, Nuala Moore

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Predicting The Magnitude And Duration Of The Life-Threatening Cold Shock Response On Accidental Immersion: Estimating The Risk Of Drowning, Martin Barwood Ph.D. Oct 2018

Predicting The Magnitude And Duration Of The Life-Threatening Cold Shock Response On Accidental Immersion: Estimating The Risk Of Drowning, Martin Barwood Ph.D.

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Rnli: ‘Respect The Water’ Campaign – Putting Prevention First, Ross Macleod Ba Oct 2018

Rnli: ‘Respect The Water’ Campaign – Putting Prevention First, Ross Macleod Ba

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Effective Water Competence Training For School-Aged Children: Teaching Strategies For Skills, Knowledge, And Attitudes, Kristine De Martelaer Ph.D., E. D'Hondt, J. Van Driel, F. Bardid, Joost J.L.M. Bierens Md, Ph.D., Professor Oct 2018

Effective Water Competence Training For School-Aged Children: Teaching Strategies For Skills, Knowledge, And Attitudes, Kristine De Martelaer Ph.D., E. D'Hondt, J. Van Driel, F. Bardid, Joost J.L.M. Bierens Md, Ph.D., Professor

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


A Mother’S Perspective: ‘River And Sea Sense’, Debbie Anne Turnbull Oct 2018

A Mother’S Perspective: ‘River And Sea Sense’, Debbie Anne Turnbull

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Am I Schizophrenic? Surviving Life And Death Situations, John Connolly B.Ed., Ma Oct 2018

Am I Schizophrenic? Surviving Life And Death Situations, John Connolly B.Ed., Ma

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


A Journey Through Mindset Of The Ice And The Adventure To Cape Horn: Ireland Medal Ceremony Invited Address, Nuala Moore Oct 2018

A Journey Through Mindset Of The Ice And The Adventure To Cape Horn: Ireland Medal Ceremony Invited Address, Nuala Moore

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


My Lifesaving Story: Ireland Medal Presentation Address, Shayne Baker D. Prof. Oct 2018

My Lifesaving Story: Ireland Medal Presentation Address, Shayne Baker D. Prof.

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.


Investigating Drownings In Ireland, David Hearne Garda Oct 2018

Investigating Drownings In Ireland, David Hearne Garda

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

No abstract provided.