Vol. 16 No. 5 (2022)

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Special issue on the Effects of aging on locomotor patterns


This special issue aims to organize scientific evidence on how healthy aging and age-related diseases affect locomotion in different contexts. Locomotion here is supposed to cover mobility performance, walking capacity, and different measures of gait (e.g., gait stability, variability, kinematics, muscle activation, synergies, and cortical activation). We also encourage studies verifying task paradigms, multidimensional correlational gait studies, interventions focusing on gait rehabilitation and falls, and discussions of different levels of gait analysis in aging and age-related diseases.


Guest editors

Dr Paulo Cezar Rocha dos Santos (Dept of Computer Science & Applied Mathematics, The Center of Advanced Technologies in Rehabilitation, Sheba Hospital, Israel)

Dr Diego Orcioli Silva (São Paulo State University - Unesp, Posture and Gait Studies Laboratory- LEPLO, Rio Claro, SP, Brazil)


Peer-review process

The editorial review process followed the BJMB's peer-review guidelines. The manuscripts were handled by the guest editor that invited at least two independent reviewers for a double-blind review.

Published: 2022-12-15

Current Opinion articles

  • Proactive control to navigate our daily environments

    Bradford McFadyen, Anouk Lamontagne, Olivier Anne-Helene, Julien Pettré, Michael Cinelli, Fabio A. Barbieri
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i5.319

Special issue "Effects of aging on locomotor patterns"

  • Editorial: Effects of aging on locomotor patterns

    Paulo C. R. Santos, Diego Orcioli-Silva
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i5.353
  • Mechanisms that stabilize human walking

    Moira van Leeuwen, Sjoerd Bruijn, Jaap van Dieën
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i5.321
  • Dual-task performance in seniors with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease: a longitudinal study

    Danielle C. P. S. Silva, Juliana H. Ansai, Laura M. Melo, Ana Carolina V. Ferreira, Paulo G. Rossi, Francisco A. C. Vale, Larissa P. Andrade
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i5.309
  • Gait velocity and stability are correlated to muscle and bone mass loss in people with Parkinson’s disease: a preliminary study

    Fabio A. Barbieri, Murilo H. Faria, Lucas Simieli, Tiago Penedo, Carlos A. Kalva Filho, Victor S. Beretta
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i5.346
  • Walking speed does not affect age-differences in ankle muscle beta-band intermuscular coherence during treadmill walking

    Paulo C. R. Santos, Inge Zijdewind, Claudine Lamoth, Lilian T. B. Gobbi, Tibor Hortobágyi
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i5.323
  • Inadvertent obstacle contacts when older adults step over obstacles: Effect of sex, self-reported fatigue, gait parameters, and prescription medications

    Timothy Becker, Shirley Rietdyk
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i4.317

Research Notes articles

  • Quiet eye training alleviates the yips in golf putting: a research proposal

    Joan N. Vickers
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i4.300


  • The trajectory of Lilian Teresa Bucken Gobbi (1956-2022): An eminent researcher of gait and posture

    Renato Moraes, Veronica Miyasike-daSilva, Diego Orcioli-Silva, Rodrigo Vitório, Fabio A. Barbieri, Carolina Silveira
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i4.338