Motor Control in the Elderly – first thematic series published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

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Life expectancy, particularly in developed countries, has significantly increased over the last century. Therefore, there is a new need to improve the quality of life of the elderly. Investigating age-related modifications of motor control is particularly important in this aspect due to the significant reduction in quality of life these motor control changes bring about.

Edited by Silvestro Micera, the Motor Control in the Elderly series recently published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabliltaion aims to highlight some of the current, interesting and more promising research in the field of age-related modifications of motor control
strategies. Articles in the series focus on how ageing affects the generation and control of upper limb
movements, different aspects involved in the coordination between upper
and lower extremities during waking
, the benefits of physical
activity on posture
and the effects of increased cognitive efforts on walking. To view all articles published in the series click here or for for further information please read Dr Micera’s article Understanding age-related modifications of motor control strategies.

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Anne Braae
Assistant Editor, Independent Journals