Stephen N Robinovitch

Summary

Affiliation: Simon Fraser University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of strength and speed of torque development on balance recovery with the ankle strategy
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6 Canada
    J Neurophysiol 88:613-20. 2002
  2. pmc Video capture of the circumstances of falls in elderly people residing in long-term care: an observational study
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors Program, Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Lancet 381:47-54. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Time requirement for young and elderly women to move into a position for breaking a fall with outstretched hands
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1553-7. 2005
  4. pmc Hip protectors: recommendations for biomechanical testing--an international consensus statement (part I)
    S N Robinovitch
    School of Engineering Science and Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 20:1977-88. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Strategies for avoiding hip impact during sideways falls
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    J Bone Miner Res 18:1267-73. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of the "squat protective response" on impact velocity during backward falls
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Vancouver, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    J Biomech 37:1329-37. 2004
  7. pmc Transmission of force in the lumbosacral spine during backward falls
    Carolyn Van Toen
    Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E519-27. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms underlying age-related differences in ability to recover balance with the ankle strategy
    Dawn C Mackey
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
    Gait Posture 23:59-68. 2006
  9. pmc Age differences in energy absorption in the upper extremity during a descent movement: implications for arresting a fall
    Meena M Sran
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:312-7. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint The force attenuation provided by hip protectors depends on impact velocity, pelvic size, and soft tissue stiffness
    Andrew C Laing
    Faculty of Applied Sciences, Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    J Biomech Eng 130:061005. 2008

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of strength and speed of torque development on balance recovery with the ankle strategy
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6 Canada
    J Neurophysiol 88:613-20. 2002
    ....
  2. pmc Video capture of the circumstances of falls in elderly people residing in long-term care: an observational study
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors Program, Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Lancet 381:47-54. 2013
    ..Yet little objective evidence is available for how and why falls occur in this population. We aimed to provide such evidence by analysing real-life falls in long-term care captured on video...
  3. ncbi request reprint Time requirement for young and elderly women to move into a position for breaking a fall with outstretched hands
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1553-7. 2005
    ..However, it is unclear whether the time required for young and elderly individuals to move the hands into a protective position exceeds that available during a typical fall...
  4. pmc Hip protectors: recommendations for biomechanical testing--an international consensus statement (part I)
    S N Robinovitch
    School of Engineering Science and Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 20:1977-88. 2009
    ..However, clinical trials have yielded conflicting results due, in part, to lack of agreement on techniques for measuring and optimizing the biomechanical performance of hip protectors as a prerequisite to clinical trials...
  5. ncbi request reprint Strategies for avoiding hip impact during sideways falls
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    J Bone Miner Res 18:1267-73. 2003
    ..These simple safe-landing strategies should be considered in designing hip fracture prevention programs...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of the "squat protective response" on impact velocity during backward falls
    Stephen N Robinovitch
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Vancouver, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    J Biomech 37:1329-37. 2004
    ....
  7. pmc Transmission of force in the lumbosacral spine during backward falls
    Carolyn Van Toen
    Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E519-27. 2012
    ..Mathematical model, combined with and verified using human subject data...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms underlying age-related differences in ability to recover balance with the ankle strategy
    Dawn C Mackey
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
    Gait Posture 23:59-68. 2006
    ....
  9. pmc Age differences in energy absorption in the upper extremity during a descent movement: implications for arresting a fall
    Meena M Sran
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:312-7. 2010
    ..In this study, we compared the ability of young and older women to absorb the impact energy of a fall in the outstretched arms...
  10. ncbi request reprint The force attenuation provided by hip protectors depends on impact velocity, pelvic size, and soft tissue stiffness
    Andrew C Laing
    Faculty of Applied Sciences, Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    J Biomech Eng 130:061005. 2008
    ..This indicates the need to develop international testing standards to guide market approval, the selection of protectors for clinical trials, and the design of improved hip protectors...
  11. doi request reprint Characterizing the effective stiffness of the pelvis during sideways falls on the hip
    Andrew C Laing
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A1S6, Canada
    J Biomech 43:1898-904. 2010
    ..This study has important implications for mathematical and physical models of falls, including mechanical systems that assess the biomechanical effectiveness of protective devices aimed at reducing hip fracture risk...
  12. ncbi request reprint The effects of initial movement dynamics on human responses to postural perturbations
    Chantelle D Murnaghan
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada Electronic address
    Hum Mov Sci 32:857-65. 2013
    ..These findings support previous research suggesting that automatic postural responses are highly adaptable to environmental, situational, and task demands. ..
  13. pmc Development and validation of a questionnaire for analyzing real-life falls in long-term care captured on video
    Yijian Yang
    Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors TIPS Program, Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Burnaby BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 13:40. 2013
    ..We then tested the reliability of this tool using video footage of falls collected in LTC...
  14. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular versus behavioural influences on reaching performance in young and elderly women
    Fabio Feldman
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Gait Posture 22:258-66. 2005
    ..Furthermore, physical capacity and cautiousness contribute independently to reaching behaviour in these individuals...
  15. doi request reprint Enhancing clinical measures of postural stability with wearable sensors
    Priyanka M Deshmukh
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:4521-4. 2012
    ..This study contributes in establishing the utility of wearable sensors for quantifying postural stability under various stance configurations in future studies with high-risk older adults...
  16. pmc An analysis of the accuracy of wearable sensors for classifying the causes of falls in humans
    Omar Aziz
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 19:670-6. 2011
    ..In contrast, a single marker provided 54% sensitivity and two markers provided 89% sensitivity. These results indicate the utility of a three-node accelerometer array for distinguishing the cause of falls...
  17. ncbi request reprint Modeling of postural stability borders during heel-toe rocking
    Chantelle D Murnaghan
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Gait Posture 30:161-7. 2009
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Low stiffness floors can attenuate fall-related femoral impact forces by up to 50% without substantially impairing balance in older women
    Andrew C Laing
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Accid Anal Prev 41:642-50. 2009
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Preventing fall-related vertebral fractures: effect of floor stiffness on peak impact forces during backward falls
    Meena M Sran
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:1856-62. 2008
    ..In vivo biomechanical study of 11 male volunteers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Postural steadiness during quiet stance does not associate with ability to recover balance in older women
    Dawn C Mackey
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 20:776-83. 2005
    ..We examined whether similar neuromuscular variables govern these two domains of postural stability...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reducing hip fracture risk during sideways falls: evidence in young adults of the protective effects of impact to the hands and stepping
    Fabio Feldman
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    J Biomech 40:2612-8. 2007
    ..Rather, it probably relates to use of the hands and stepping, and by simply possessing sufficient bone strength to withstand the direct blow to the greater trochanter that tends to accompany sideways falls...
  22. pmc Discriminative latent models for recognizing contextual group activities
    Tian Lan
    School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    IEEE Trans Pattern Anal Mach Intell 34:1549-62. 2012
    ..The third approach combines the above two. Our experimental results demonstrate the benefit of using contextual information for disambiguating group activities...
  23. doi request reprint Distinguishing the causes of falls in humans using an array of wearable tri-axial accelerometers
    Omar Aziz
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B C, Canada School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B C, Canada Electronic address
    Gait Posture 39:506-12. 2014
    ..These results establish a basis for the development of sensor-based fall monitoring systems that provide information on the cause and circumstances of falls, to direct fall prevention strategies at a patient or population level...
  24. ncbi request reprint Wrist impact velocities are smaller in forward falls than backward falls from standing
    Juay Seng Tan
    Division of Orthopaedic Engineering Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Biomech 39:1804-11. 2006
    ..52 m/s). We conclude that (1) smaller impact velocities of the wrists in forward falls could imply a lower fracture risk compared to backward falls, and (2) fall protective responses reduced wrist impact velocities in all fall directions...
  25. doi request reprint Distinguishing near-falls from daily activities with wearable accelerometers and gyroscopes using Support Vector Machines
    Omar Aziz
    School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6 Canada
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:5837-40. 2012
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Older fallers with poor working memory overestimate their postural limits
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Centre for Hip Health, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1335-40. 2008
    ..To compare the accuracy of perceived postural limits between older fallers with good working memory and those with poor working memory...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effect of compliant flooring on impact force during falls on the hip
    Andrew C Laing
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    J Orthop Res 24:1405-11. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Elderly nursing home and day care participants are less likely than young adults to approach imbalance during voluntary forward reaching
    Fabio Feldman
    Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
    Exp Aging Res 30:275-90. 2004
    ..Furthermore, physical capacity (as measured by maximum attainable reach) and capacity utilization (as measured by voluntary reach) are independent predictors of reaching behavior among nursing home elderly...