Special Issue "How Visual and Spatial Orientation Contribute to the Control of Postural Balance in Public Health"
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 December 2021.
Interests: posture; eye movements; EMG; kinesiology; center of pressure; physical exercise; motor control
The purpose of this Special Issue is to investigate neurophysiological, biomechanical, and physical exercise influences on balance dysfunction and postural instability. Our objective is to address the most important parameters influencing human performance in both healthy and diseased populations, considering both mechanisms influencing performance and the public health consequences of variation in performance. Balance dysfunction, postural instability, and falls are three of the most relevant determinants of an impaired quality of life, and exercise interventions are essential to reducing levels of disability. Falls, a consequence of the interplay among balance, postural instability, and the environment, are an important and costly public health problem due to their influence on morbidity and mortality. We encourage papers addressing exercise interventions and new methodologies addressing balance dysfunction and postural instability, including but not limited to:
- New approaches (devices; physical tests; new methodologies) to assess posture and interventions studies related to public health;
- Postural instability in Parkinson’s disease;
- Postural instability after diabetic complications;
- Effect of exercise on postural control;
- Effect of different sports on postural adjustment;
- Vision and vestibular signals on postural rearrangement;
- Effect of optic flow on postural control;
- How central and peripheral vision affect balance control;
- Novel data concerning surveillance and population aspects of balance and postural instability.
Dr. Alessandro Piras
Prof. Milena Raffi
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- Parkinson’s disease
- visual system
- eye movements
- sensorimotor integration