Felipe P Carpes

Felipe P Carpes
Universidade Federal do Pampa (Unipampa) | UNIPAMPA · Campus Uruguaiana - Health Sciences

Ph.D in Human Movement Sciences (Neuromechanics)
I am always looking for something new and trying to find the best way to motivate young scientists. Help is welcome.

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Introduction
I work with an awesome group of people developing researchfocused on developing a basic understanding of the production and regulation of movements with studies in humans and other pre-clinical models applying this information to training and rehabilitation. I also work to help groups across the world to establish laboratories and research groups in the field of biomechanics and the organization of new biomechanics scientific societies in the EDC. Dream big, plan ahead.
Additional affiliations
March 2013 - May 2021
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Professor in the Graduate Program in Physical Education (biomechanics)
March 2010 - present
Universidade Federal do Pampa (Unipampa)
Position
  • Normal and pathological gait analysis
Description
  • OA, elderly, foot sensibility, joint moments
September 2009 - present
Universidade Federal do Pampa (Unipampa)
Position
  • Neuromuscular adaptation in elderly
Description
  • kinetics, kinematics, EMG, gait and posture
Education
February 2015 - March 2015
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Biomechanics - Visiting Faculty
January 2012 - March 2012
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Movement Control and Neuroplasticity
October 2008 - December 2008
The University of Calgary
Field of study
  • Kinesiology

Publications

Publications (284)
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Background: Different supports for hydration can influence total body mass and affect running biomechanics. Research question: Do different hydration supports affect the perceived exertion and comfort, stride kinematics, and impact accelerations during running? Methods: This was a crossover study design. Thirteen trail runners completed a treadmi...
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Background: Injury risk is regularly assessed during the preseason in susceptible populations like female soccer players. However, multiple outcomes (high-dimensional dataset) derived from multiple testing may make pattern recognition difficult. Thus, dimension reduction and clustering may be useful for improving injury surveillance when results o...
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Crutches can help the locomotion of people with walking disorders or functional limitations. However, little is known about hip muscle activation during stair ascending using different crutches locomotion patterns in people without disorders and limitations. Thus, we determined the acute effects of elbow crutches locomotion on Gluteus Medius (GM) a...
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BACKGROUND: The Biomechanics Olympic Games (BOG) is a teaching method (see Carpes et al., Adv Physiol Educ. 2017;41(3):436-440) to facilitate biomechanics education. It has been conducted over the past 9 years and replicated in other universities, successfully reducing failing grades. AIM: Therefore, a recurrent question is whether the BOG reduces...
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Objectives Cumulative fatigue is the unwanted belated result of consecutive days of exercise. We hypothesize that a natural antioxidant such as green tea extract from C amellia sinensis could reduce the effects of cumulative fatigue. Here we determine whether green tea extract could prevent muscle damage and preserve neuromuscular activity in a con...
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Background: Persistent quadriceps weakness may occur after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, limiting the strength gain. However, steadiness strengthening might change the inability to gain strength. Hence, we determined whether strength training with force steadiness and visual biofeedback can improve knee quadriceps torque, self-reported...
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data of Effects of different elbow crutches locomotion patterns on anterior, middle, and posterior Gluteus Medius activation during stair ascending
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We examined the relationships between change of direction (COD) speed and deficit, and a series of speed- and power-related measurements in national team rugby union players and analyzed the influence of movement patterns on COD ability. Eleven male athletes completed the following physical assessments on different days: day 1—anthropometric measur...
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Physical and cognitive exercises have positive long-term effects on cognitive capacities. However, acute effects still are controversial. Here we determine the acute effects of physical exercise combined with concurrent cognitive exercise on cognitive performance in young adults. Simple reaction time, selective attention, and memory were evaluated...
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Despite controversial evidence, foot sensitivity may influence postural control. Since skin temperature changes may induce changes in skin sensitivity, it remains unclear whether this also affects postural control. Here we examined the effects of increasing foot temperature on foot sensitivity and postural control responses. We hypothesized that in...
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Background Exercise can reduce the negative effects of aging on postural control. The slackline training could potentially be an activity to improve postural control in older adults. However, the effects of slackline on postural control in older adults are not clear. This systematic review aimed to investigate the effects of slackline on postural c...
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Alzheimer's disease affects thousands of people worldwide. Alternatives aiming to prevent the disease or reduce its symptoms include different physical exercise configurations. Here we investigate the potential of concurrent exercise to prevent recognition memory deficits in an Alzheimer's disease-like model induced by the hippocampal beta-amyloid...
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Introduction Understanding how external and internal loads relate during a competitive season in high performance athletes, and identifying which capacities have more influence on the perception of effort, can help to better plan training and monitor competitive performance. Material and Methods In this study we followed a professional male futsal...
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Remote teaching can be both challenging and motivating. Professors and lecturers have developed innovative strategies to improve students' education and engage students in synchronous and asynchronous classes. In this Illuminations paper, we describe BodyWorks, online tools to support courses in physiology, motor control, and biomechanics. The tool...
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Purpose The knee stiffness acquired following an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury might affect clinical knee tests, i.e., the pivot-shift maneuver. In contrast, the motor effects of spinal anesthesia could favor the identification of rotatory knee deficiencies prior to ACL reconstruction. Hence, we hypothesized that the intra-operative pivot...
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Compression and temperature manipulation are discussed as strategies to improve performance markers and recovery in sports. Here, we investigate the effects of compression stockings made with fabric, either combined or not with heating and cooling substances, on variables related to running performance and recovery. Ten trained runners (mean ± stan...
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Supplementary data for Injury risk markers assessed at preseason to prevent injuries in susceptible population; females soccer athletes.
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Purpose: The knee stiffness acquired following an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury might affect clinical knee tests, i.e., the pivot-shift maneuver. In contrast, the motor effects of spinal anesthesia could favor the identification of rotatory knee deficiencies prior to ACL reconstruction. Hence, we hypothesized that the intra-operative pivo...
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Background Determine whether knee kinematics features analyzed using machine-learning algorithms can identify different gait profiles in knee OA patients. Methods 3D gait kinematic data were recorded from 42 patients (Kellgren-Lawrence stages III and IV) walking barefoot at individual maximal gait speed (0.98 ± 0.34 m/s). Principal component analy...
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BACKGROUND: Dissociation by music may impact the rate of perceived exertion (RPE), which is an indicator of internal loads during exercise. However, it is not clear how music affects the RPE, neuromuscular, and cognitive responses to exercise. AIM: To determine whether listening to preferred music during indoor endurance exercise influences RPE, ne...
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Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation of the amyloid-β peptide in the brain, leading to early oxidative stress and neurotoxicity. It has been suggested that physical exercise could be beneficial in preventing AD, but studies with multicomponent training are scanty. Objective: Verify the effects of multicompone...
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Infrared thermography (IRT) has gained popularity in sports medicine for determining whether changes in skin temperature relate to pain and muscle damage. Such a relationship would support IRT as a non-invasive method to monitor these physiological responses. However, the literature remains controversial. Here, we determine the relationship between...
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The Short-Time Fourier transform (STFT) is a helpful tool to identify muscle fatigue with clinical and sports applications. However, the choice of STFT parameters may affect the estimation of myoelectrical manifestations of fatigue. Here we determine the effect of window length and overlap selections on the frequency slope and the coefficient of va...
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Power output is considered one of the best tools to control external loads in cycling, but the relationship between a target power output and the physiological responses may suffer from the effects of road gradient, which is also affected by cyclist specialization. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of cyclist specialization o...
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Background Quadriceps activation failure after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLr) is related to the inhibition of alpha-motor units and results in muscle weakness. The quadriceps activation failure limits the rehabilitation outcomes, especially strength gains that are essential to the return to sport and to minimize the risk for the o...
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Background Studies demonstrated that the older adults can be more susceptible to balance instability after acute visual manipulation. There are different manipulation approaches used to investigate the importance of visual inputs on balance, e.g., eyes closed and blackout glasses. However, there is evidence that eyes open versus eyes closed results...
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Asymmetries compromise performance in powerlifting and Paralympic powerlifting, but its quantification can be complex. Previous studies consider average or peak values to quantify asymmetries, however this approach does not consider the pattern of movement like velocity profiles. Here we demonstrate that conducting a functional analysis of variance...
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Objectives Impact forces are risk factors for injuries during jump-landing tasks. Rebound shoes could reduce impact forces and show potential applications in training and rehabilitation programs. Here, we determine the capacity of a rebound shoe in attenuating impact forces during different motor tasks involving foot landing. Design Crossover labo...
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Pedaling asymmetry is claimed as a factor of influence on injury and performance. However, the evidence is still controversial. Most previous studies determined peak torque asymmetries, which in our understanding does not consider the pattern of movement like torque profiles. Here we demonstrate that asymmetries in pedaling torque at different exer...
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Introducción: Desafortunadamente, posterior a una tenorrafia del tendón de Aquiles existe abandono de la práctica deportiva. Frente ello, son desconocidas las causas y si la capacidad de tolerancia a la fatiga muscular podría ser un factor en disfunción. Objetivo: Comparar la pendiente y tiempo de la fatiga isométrica de la musculatura plantiflexor...
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Infrared thermography (IRT) has been gaining in popularity in clinical and scientific research due to the increasing availability of affordable infrared cameras. This study aims to determine the similarity of measurement performance between three models of IRT camera during assessment of skin temperature before and after physical exercise. Three mo...
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The "Biomechanics without Borders: Teaching Biomechanics in Brazil and South Africa" involved academics from different countries combining efforts to improve remote education. In addition to the live discussions, the event resulted in the availability of online content to help academic staffs improve teaching strategies in the field of human moveme...
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Background: Achilles’ tendon ruptures result in impaired plantar flexion strength and endurance. It is interesting to know the plantar flexion strength, the number of heel-rise repetitions, and the maximal calf circumference following Achilles’ tendon ruptures repair. Methods: Both the injured and non-injured legs of thirty male patients with Achil...
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We used image-processing techniques to determine the moment (i.e., image frame) of the Achilles tendon (AT) rupture in an Olympic sprinter. This report may be unique due to the difficulty in conducting motion capture analyses during injury events. Our report includes one female Olympic sprinter, 29 years old (body mass: 56 kg, height: 1.68 m, and b...
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Antioxidant supplementation and physical exercise have been discussed as strategies to minimize neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We investigated the neuroprotective effects of strength exercise (StrEx) and green tea (GT) supplementation, combined or not, on memory impairments induced by β-amyloid characterizing an AD-like condition in...
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BACKGROUND: Pedalling asymmetries are a topic of interest to cycling coaches and athletes due to a potential link with performance and injury prevention. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to describe the bilateral asymmetry of professional cyclists during two editions of a Grand Tour. METHODS: Here we set out to determine the power balance (powe...
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Objetivo: Determinar a variabilidade, a repetibilidade e as assimetrias da pressão plantar na marcha de crianças avaliadas em diferentes dias. Metodologia: Participaram deste estudo 12 crianças voluntárias (6 meninos) com idade média de 10,0±2,0 anos. Elas caminharam descalças em velocidade preferida ao longo de um trajeto de 9 m. A avaliação da ma...
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Programming is an important skill for different areas of knowledge. While in the past programming skills were much related to fields of computer sciences and engineering, today, professionals from different areas benefit from the ability to write codes for different applications. Furthermore, programming stimulates logical thinking, which impacts o...
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Objective: To analyse skin temperature asymmetries in response to asymmetrical exercise demand in archers. Approach: Skin temperature of the trunk and upper limbs was measured in 30 archers with an infrared camera in three different moments: before (Pre), immediately after (Post), and 10 min after (Post10) a simulated competition (18 warm-up sho...
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La estabilidad de la pelvis y el tronco, dada por la actividad de los músculos de la región, representa un factor importante para la correcta ejecución de la técnica deportiva y la prevención de lesiones en lanzadores paralímpicos. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar a través de electromiografía de superficie, la actividad muscular del recto a...
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Timed Up & Go (TUG) test is often used to discriminate older people according to the risk of fall. However, the relationship between TUG and performance in challenged gait is not clear. Here we verify whether the TUG performance correlates with the foot clearances in different conditions of obstacle crossing. Thirty older women were assigned to a g...
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Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) indicates the presence of muscle damage and impairs force production and control. Monitorization of DOMS is useful to improving recovery intervention plans. The magnitude of DOMS may relate to muscle fatigue, which can be monitored by surface electromyography (EMG). Additionally, growing interest has been expres...
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The stability of the pelvis and trunk, given by the activity of the muscles in the region, represents an important factor for the correct execution of the sports technique and the prevention of injuries in Paralympic throwers. The objective of this study was to analyze, through surface electromyography, the muscular activity of the rectus abdominis...
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Clinical measurements have been pointed out to favor the sport-return, however, the mechanical nature to which they are associated has not yet been determined. This study has aimed to determine the association between the numerical visual scale of pain, calf perimeter, one-leg heel rises, dorsal range of motion, their difference between legs, elast...
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To determine the effect of Length and Sliding windowing on Fuzzy Topographical Structure of maps obtained through high-density Electromyography technique.
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Pedestrian injuries related to the use of cell phone have increased in relation to the total number of pedestrian accidents. The aim of this study was to compare kinematic and electromyographic variables in both lower limbs at facing an obstacle, with (WC) and without (WoC) the use of a cell phone. Ten young women were evaluated while walking and f...
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Running asymmetry is considered a matter of concern for performance and injury, but the association between asymmetry and performance remain unclear. There are different strategies to address asymmetries and its relationship with performance. Here we investigated the correlation between global symmetry index and mechanical efficiency during 10 km r...
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Intense exercise promotes long-term gains in cognitive functions. On the other hand, intense exercise may result in acute effects not clearly determined for cognitive performance. A condition of stochastic intensity ranging from moderate to maximal efforts is part of sports like cycling, in which cognitive integrity is also important for fast decis...
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Introduction Soccer players are at high risk of stress injuries in the foot. While most research addresses this issue in professional athletes, there is little information concerning young athletes. As soccer is practiced around the world since early infancy, we set out to determine whether young soccer athletes are susceptible to increased foot lo...
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The application of surface electromyography (sEMG) in neurology is sometimes limited by the scientific background regarding the use of sEMG. The students frequently will use sEMG only when developing graduate studies. To reduce these barriers we promoted a free Winter School on sEMG to Latin American students. The school was a 3-days event with the...
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Barefoot running has gained popularity among physical activity practitioners, but there is a lack of information regarding the acute adaptations to this running technique without supervision. Information about acute adaptations can help to define the best way to insert barefoot running in the routine of runners willing to, and also provide orientat...
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Purpose. Many falls in older people occur after tripping or slipping, mainly due to unsuccessful vertical clearances or horizontal distances. A first fall may be explained by several factors related to aging and can be a trigger to subsequent falls. It is unclear if a history of fall changes the kinematics of obstacle crossing, increasing the risk...
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Objectives: Core strength is an important component of functionality and spine stabilization. The Hollowing exercise recruits abdominal muscles. The activation of different muscles from the abdominal region is highly dependent on motor control and instructions during exercise. Execution guidance is usually given by light touch and verbal feedback....
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INTRODUCTION: Daily-life functional activities are dependent on muscle strength. Ageing leads to sarcopenia (muscle and strength loss), muscle quality worsening, and muscle weakness. Strength training counteracts muscle and strength loss and improves muscle quality. However, the effects of different strength training programs on functionality are n...
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Introdução: No cotidiano diário somos cada vez mais expostos a realização de tarefas simultâneas, em uma condição de dupla tarefa. Nessas situações dizemos que há a interferência de uma tarefa sobre outra. A dupla tarefa pode influenciar o tempo para respostas motoras, o que pode ser um limitante para ações físicas em idosos. Objetivo: Determinar o...
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Summary The Hollowing exercise is part of training regimens to recover dynamic lumbar stability thought the enhancement of deep abdominal muscles function. During exercise execution guidance is usually given, but the intra-session effectiveness is unknown. We compared the thickness of transverse abdominis (Tra) during Hollowing exercise guided by f...
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Summary The Dresden technique preserves the paratenon during Achilles tendon (AT) repair and may improve the plantarflexor mechanism when combined with mobilization during early rehabilitation. However, the surgical repair design for AT ruptures can affect rates of re-rupture or lengthening. Therefore, we determine the biomechanical properties of t...
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Summary Immediate mobilization shows neuromuscular benefits, but lengthening of Achilles tendon (AT) could be a devastating problem. Here we describe the AT angle of clinical failure (CF) during cyclical mobilization in human cadaveric specimens that were repaired using the Dresden technique. Eight lower limbs were repaired following complete AT ru...
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Summary Chest and abdominal wall movements have important implications to patient monitoring routines. In this regard, applications of wearable technologies combined with data analysis, can be a low cost and effective option. Here we set out to determine the feasibility of using accelerometry and machine learning to detect chest-abdominal wall patt...
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Summary The Hintegra® arthroplasty allows ankle movements in the sagittal plane, and improvements of the gait are expected. However, impairments could be observed after rehabilitation. Therefore, we determined the timing and amplitude of co-activation of the tibialis anterior and medial gastrocnemius muscles during gait in patients with ankle arthr...
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Elite athletes are subject to injuries like the Achilles tendon rupture. This injury requires a long recovery process, with no guarantee of returning to the pre-injury level. When a rupture happens during natural life, movement analysis can provide useful insights concerning patterns of rupture to understand and prevent Achilles tendon injuries. He...
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Background: Muscular parameters have been considered to influence gait of older adults, but it is still unclear which specific lower limb muscular parameters correlate with kinematics of overground and obstacle crossing in older adults. Research question: What lower limb muscular parameters correlate and explain kinematics of overground walking...
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There are controversial results in the literature concerning the concept that cumulative training load could affect basal skin temperature in the days following training sessions. The objective was to measure skin temperature in triathletes during a training camp with cumulative training load. Ten male recreational triathletes involved in a trainin...
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Background: Gait asymmetries are a matter of discussion concerning gait adaptation in older adults. While most studies perform unilateral gait assessments, the hypothesis that asymmetry in gait biomechanics is influenced by muscular and functional performance in older people needs to be confirmed. Purpose: Here we performed a systematic review (...
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Recognition of breathing patterns helps to understand acute and chronic adaptations during exercise and also in pathological conditions. In this regard, wearable technologies combined with data analysis can be a low cost option to monitor chest and abdominal wall movements. Here we set out to determine the feasibility of using accelerometry and mac...
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Embora o uso de um calçado faça parte do dia a dia da maioria das pessoas, ao avaliar o controle postural na postura em pé, muitos estudos consideram uma condição descalço. Assim, as pessoas diariamente convivem com uma condição onde utilizam calçados, e são avaliadas em uma condição diferente. A justificativa muitas vezes é que o calçado pode infl...