W A Sparrow

Summary

Affiliation: Deakin University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gait termination: a review of experimental methods and the effects of ageing and gait pathologies
    W A Sparrow
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125, Australia
    Gait Posture 22:362-71. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Aging effects on the metabolic and cognitive energy cost of interlimb coordination
    William A Sparrow
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:312-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Foot-targeting in reaching and grasping
    W A Sparrow
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125, Melbourne, Australia
    Gait Posture 18:60-8. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Ageing effects on the attention demands of walking
    W A Sparrow
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125, Vic, Australia
    Hum Mov Sci 21:961-72. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual expertise in the perception of action
    W A Sparrow
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125, Australia
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 29:124-8. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint The metabolic and cognitive energy costs of stabilising a high-energy interlimb coordination task
    B S Lay
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Hum Mov Sci 24:833-48. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Metabolic and attentional energy costs of interlimb coordination
    W A Sparrow
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
    J Mot Behav 39:259-75. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of approach velocity and foot-target characteristics on the visual regulation of step length
    E J Bradshaw
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
    Hum Mov Sci 20:401-26. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Gait characteristics of young and older individuals negotiating a raised surface: implications for the prevention of falls
    R K Begg
    Centre for Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sport Science and School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M147-54. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Visual perception of action categories and the "bowl-throw" decision in cricket
    W A Sparrow
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 4:233-44. 2001

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Gait termination: a review of experimental methods and the effects of ageing and gait pathologies
    W A Sparrow
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125, Australia
    Gait Posture 22:362-71. 2005
    ..The second aim was to demonstrate the effects of ageing and gait pathologies on termination with respect to the regulation of step characteristics, lower-limb muscle activation patterns and foot-ground reaction forces...
  2. ncbi request reprint Aging effects on the metabolic and cognitive energy cost of interlimb coordination
    William A Sparrow
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:312-9. 2005
    ..Older adults' motor learning may be inhibited by elevated heart rate at the same oxygen cost, increased cognitive cost, and an attraction toward more established low-energy in-phase or antiphase coordination...
  3. ncbi request reprint Foot-targeting in reaching and grasping
    W A Sparrow
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125, Melbourne, Australia
    Gait Posture 18:60-8. 2003
    ..Collectively, the findings demonstrate a close association between grasping hand and foot position when approaching to reach and grasp an object but also suggest that foot-dominance may influence medial-lateral centroid location...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ageing effects on the attention demands of walking
    W A Sparrow
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125, Vic, Australia
    Hum Mov Sci 21:961-72. 2002
    ..The findings have applied significance in demonstrating the possibility of increased falls and pedestrian accident risk in older individuals in dual task situations such as road crossing...
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual expertise in the perception of action
    W A Sparrow
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125, Australia
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 29:124-8. 2001
    ..The concepts of coordination, control, and action are used to propose an "action prototype" for pattern recognition...
  6. ncbi request reprint The metabolic and cognitive energy costs of stabilising a high-energy interlimb coordination task
    B S Lay
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Hum Mov Sci 24:833-48. 2005
    ..The results suggest that energetic factors affect coordination dynamics and that coordination modes lower in metabolic energy expenditure may compete with dynamically stable modes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Metabolic and attentional energy costs of interlimb coordination
    W A Sparrow
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
    J Mot Behav 39:259-75. 2007
    ..Metabolic energy cost appeared to be the crucial determinant of the preferred solution for this coordination task...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of approach velocity and foot-target characteristics on the visual regulation of step length
    E J Bradshaw
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
    Hum Mov Sci 20:401-26. 2001
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether this velocity affect on VCO is due to 'whole-body' approach velocity or whether it is a function of the differences between gait modes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Gait characteristics of young and older individuals negotiating a raised surface: implications for the prevention of falls
    R K Begg
    Centre for Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sport Science and School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M147-54. 2000
    ..Older individuals are most likely to fall when negotiating an obstacle or obstruction during locomotion. This research was aimed at investigating lower limb motion while a subject negotiated a raised surface...
  10. ncbi request reprint Visual perception of action categories and the "bowl-throw" decision in cricket
    W A Sparrow
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 4:233-44. 2001
    ..The procedures devised for this experiment demonstrate that psychophysical methods can be applied to the problem of discrete action-category nominations in sport (e.g., bowl or throw, walk or run)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Practice effects on coordination and control, metabolic energy expenditure, and muscle activation
    B S Lay
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Hum Mov Sci 21:807-30. 2002
    ..The results showed that practice reduced the metabolic energy cost of performance and practice-related refinements to coordination and control were also associated with significant reductions in muscle activation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Gait termination in young and older adults: effects of stopping stimulus probability and stimulus delay
    Oren Tirosh
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125, Melbourne, Australia
    Gait Posture 19:243-51. 2004
    ..The additional step may have been pre-planned to maintain medial-lateral stability...
  13. ncbi request reprint Differences in the neuromuscular capacity and lean muscle tissue in old and older community-dwelling adults
    E L Lamoureux
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M381-5. 2001
    ..This study investigated whether there was a worsening of the neuromuscular capacity of older adults after the seventh decade of life...
  14. ncbi request reprint Ageing effects on knee and ankle joint angles at key events and phases of the gait cycle
    R K Begg
    Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sport, Victoria University, City Flinders Campus, Melbourne, Victoria, 8001, Australia
    J Med Eng Technol 30:382-9. 2006
    ..Overall, the results suggest that joint angle measures at critical events/phases in the gait cycle provide a useful indication of age-related degeneration in the control of lower limb trajectories during unobstructed walking...
  15. ncbi request reprint The influence of pacing during 6-minute supra-maximal cycle ergometer performance
    B Aisbett
    School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 6:187-98. 2003
    ..02). These changes in the time-course of oxygen deficit during cycling trials did not, however, significantly affect the mean power output produced by each pacing condition...
  16. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of a voice-recognition game analysis system for field sports
    P Schokman
    School of Heath Sciences, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 5:362-71. 2002
    ..87 to 0.99. In conclusion, observers using voicerecognition software provided valid measures of time spent in each of the four gait categories with 90% or better accuracy achieved...
  17. doi request reprint Biofeedback training effects on minimum toe clearance variability during treadmill walking
    Oren Tirosh
    School of Sport and Exercise Science, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living ISEAL, Victoria University, PO Box 14428, Melbourne, Vic, 8001, Australia
    Ann Biomed Eng 41:1661-9. 2013
    ..The findings provide evidence that MTC can be modified with feedback, suggesting future applications in gait training procedures for impaired populations designed to reduce tripping risk...
  18. ncbi request reprint Age and walking speed effects on muscle recruitment in gait termination
    Oren Tirosh
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Gait Posture 21:279-88. 2005
    ..This would decrease the total force opposing horizontal velocity in order to bring the body to rest and, as a consequence, encourage an additional step prior to stopping...