G Wu

Summary

Affiliation: University of Vermont
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing fall activities from normal activities by velocity characteristics
    G Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, The University of Vermont, 305 Rowell Building, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Biomech 33:1497-500. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint The relation between age-related changes in neuromusculoskeletal system and dynamic postural responses to balance disturbance
    G Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington 05405, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 53:M320-6. 1998
  3. doi request reprint Joint kinetics during Tai Chi gait and normal walking gait in young and elderly Tai Chi Chuan practitioners
    Ge Wu
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 23:787-95. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the effectiveness of Tai Chi for improving balance and preventing falls in the older population--a review
    Ge Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:746-54. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint The control of body orientation and center of mass location under asymmetrical loading
    G Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 305 Rowell Building, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Gait Posture 13:95-101. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Head movement during sudden base translations as a measure of risks for falls in the elderly
    G Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 305 Rowell Building, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 16:199-206. 2001
  7. doi request reprint Portable preimpact fall detector with inertial sensors
    Ge Wu
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 16:178-83. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Age-related differences in Tai Chi gait kinematics and leg muscle electromyography: a pilot study
    Ge Wu
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:351-7. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Group tele-exercise for improving balance in elders
    Ge Wu
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Telemed J E Health 12:561-70. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint A neural network approach to motor-sensory relations during postural disturbance
    Ge Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Brain Res Bull 69:365-74. 2006

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing fall activities from normal activities by velocity characteristics
    G Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, The University of Vermont, 305 Rowell Building, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Biomech 33:1497-500. 2000
    ..It is hoped that the application of these two velocity characteristics could lead to potentially preventing or degrading fall-related injuries in the elderly population when connected with other devices...
  2. ncbi request reprint The relation between age-related changes in neuromusculoskeletal system and dynamic postural responses to balance disturbance
    G Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington 05405, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 53:M320-6. 1998
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify some critical factors whose functional changes with age in the neuromusculoskeletal systems would potentially relate to the maintenance of standing balance...
  3. doi request reprint Joint kinetics during Tai Chi gait and normal walking gait in young and elderly Tai Chi Chuan practitioners
    Ge Wu
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 23:787-95. 2008
    ..This study measured the inter-segmental forces and moments at the lower extremity joints during a Tai Chi gait as compared to those during normal walking gait, in both apparently healthy young and elderly Tai Chi Chuan practitioners...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the effectiveness of Tai Chi for improving balance and preventing falls in the older population--a review
    Ge Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:746-54. 2002
    ..This review also helps identify directions for future research...
  5. ncbi request reprint The control of body orientation and center of mass location under asymmetrical loading
    G Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 305 Rowell Building, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Gait Posture 13:95-101. 2001
    ..This strategy may allow increased stability of the upright stance with minimal amount of muscle activation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Head movement during sudden base translations as a measure of risks for falls in the elderly
    G Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 305 Rowell Building, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 16:199-206. 2001
    ..To determine whether head movement in response to a sudden platform translation differs between healthy young subjects and healthy elderly with and without, bipedal sensory loss...
  7. doi request reprint Portable preimpact fall detector with inertial sensors
    Ge Wu
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 16:178-83. 2008
    ..This portable preimpact fall detection apparatus will lead to the development of a new generation inflatable hip pad for preventing fall-related hip fractures...
  8. doi request reprint Age-related differences in Tai Chi gait kinematics and leg muscle electromyography: a pilot study
    Ge Wu
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:351-7. 2008
    ..To compare the biomechanic features of Tai Chi gait by elders with those by young adults, and with those of normative gait...
  9. ncbi request reprint Group tele-exercise for improving balance in elders
    Ge Wu
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Telemed J E Health 12:561-70. 2006
    ..This study has demonstrated that the group tele-exercise program is acceptable and welcomed by elders, and is effective for improving balance and reducing fear of falling...
  10. ncbi request reprint A neural network approach to motor-sensory relations during postural disturbance
    Ge Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Brain Res Bull 69:365-74. 2006
    ..These findings are supported by previous studies and have demonstrated the potential of the Q-value concept in the ANN model in studying the motor-sensory relationship in human postural control...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ground contact characteristics of Tai Chi gait
    Ge Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 305 Rowell Building, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Gait Posture 22:32-9. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to quantify the biomechanical characteristics of foot-ground contact during a Tai Chi gait (TCG), one of the basic but common Tai Chi Chuan movements...
  12. ncbi request reprint ISB recommendation on definitions of joint coordinate systems of various joints for the reporting of human joint motion--Part II: shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
    Ge Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, 305 Rathwell Building, Burlington, VT, USA
    J Biomech 38:981-992. 2005
    ..Adopting these standards will lead to better communication among researchers and clinicians...
  13. ncbi request reprint Spatial, temporal and muscle action patterns of Tai Chi gait
    Ge Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:343-54. 2004
    ..These results demonstrate that the biomechanical characteristics of TCG can be quantified. The quantification of TCC movements is important for understanding its effect on balance, flexibility, strength, and health...
  14. ncbi request reprint Improvement of isokinetic knee extensor strength and reduction of postural sway in the elderly from long-term Tai Chi exercise
    Ge Wu
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1364-9. 2002
    ..To compare isokinetic strength of leg muscles and foot center of pressure (COP) as a measure of sway between long-term Tai Chi practitioners and controls...
  15. ncbi request reprint ISB recommendation on definitions of joint coordinate system of various joints for the reporting of human joint motion--part I: ankle, hip, and spine. International Society of Biomechanics
    Ge Wu
    J Biomech 35:543-8. 2002
    ..For each joint, a standard for the local axis system in each articulating bone is generated. These axes then standardize the JCS. Adopting these standards will lead to better communication among researchers and clinicians...
  16. doi request reprint Muscle action pattern and knee extensor strength of older Tai Chi exercisers
    Ge Wu
    Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Med Sport Sci 52:30-9. 2008
    ..This study examined the leg muscle action patterns during a typical TC movement, and their relationship with knee extensor strength and knee flexion angle in single leg stance...
  17. ncbi request reprint Benefits of tai chi in chronic heart failure: body or mind?
    Philip A Ades
    Am J Med 117:611-2. 2004