Francesco Piscitelli's research while affiliated with University of Verona and other places

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Fear of falling increases conscious control of balance and postural threat warrants accurate anticipatory motor commands for keeping a safe body posture. This study examines the anticipatory (APAs) and compensatory (CPAs) postural adjustments generated in response to an external perturbation while individuals are positioned at two different altitud...


... Prior to expected body perturbations, the central nervous system uses anticipatory activation of muscles to preserve body equilibrium, which is defined collectively as APAs. After the perturbation, CPAs produce the activation of postural muscles and deploy strategies to help restore body balance [9]. Surface electromyography (sEMG) can be used to measure APAs and CPAs. ...