Examining allocation of attention and gaze behaviour as a function of movement specific reinvestment in older Hong Kong adults at risk of falling during locomotor navigation of obstacles in the environment.


Grant Data
Project Title
Examining allocation of attention and gaze behaviour as a function of movement specific reinvestment in older Hong Kong adults at risk of falling during locomotor navigation of obstacles in the environment.
Principal Investigator
Dr Wong, Wai Lung Thomson   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Wilson Mark   (Co-Investigator)
Dr van der Kamp Gerrit Jan   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
42
Start Date
2012-01-01
Completion Date
2015-06-30
Amount
777342
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
older Hong Kong adults, fall consequences, conscious motor processing, gaze behaviour, obstacle navigation
Discipline
Psychology,Rehabilitation (Obsolete)
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 750311H
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2011/2012
Status
Completed
Objectives
1) Examine, with respect to allocation of attention and patterns of gaze behaviour, the propensity of elderly fallers and non-fallers for conscious monitoring and control of their locomotor movements (i.e., movement specific reinvestment) when navigating obstacles in the environment. 2) Examine, with respect to allocation of attention and patterns of gaze behaviour, the propensity of pre-elderly non-fallers for conscious monitoring and control of their locomotor movements (i.e., movement specific reinvestment) when navigating obstacles in the environment.