Special Issue "Mobility Impairments from a Multimodal Neuroscience of Aging Perspective"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: mobility; balance; gait; aging; neurological disorders; neuroimaging; biomechanics
Mobility impairments are prevalent in older adults over 65 years of age and are associated with adverse health outcomes such as injurious falls, fear of falling, and a poor quality of life. Whereas balance and walking had traditionally been viewed as autonomous processes, evidence over the last decade has revealed that cognitive (specifically attention and executive function) and sensory integration processes have significant impacts on balance, gait, and falls in aging. These findings have real-world significance, considering that many routine activities of daily living require the ability to perform two or more tasks concurrently while properly allocating attentional resources in complex urban environments. Given that even in the absence of major clinical pathologies, aging is associated with changes in brain structure and function, it is important to examine the behavioral and neural correlates of mobility impairments and interventions aimed at restoring mobility function in older adults.
For the current Special Issue, we invite cutting-edge studies integrating innovative technologies (such as virtual, augmented, or mixed reality, neuroimaging, wearable sensors, and machine learning/artificial intelligence) and multimodal approaches to uncover the relationship that other systems (sensory and cognitive) have on mobility function in older adults with and without clinical pathologies.
Dr. Manuel E. Hernandez
Dr. Jeannette R. Mahoney
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- Multisensory integration
- Fear of falling
- Quality of life