Biomechanical Movements in Experienced Cane Users With and Without Visual ImpairmentsBy Wall, Robert S.; Ashmead, Daniel H.; Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 96, No. 7, pp. 501-515
Publication Date: July 2002
Study comparing the travel performance of orientation and mobility instructors and individuals with visual impairments using the two-point touch cane technique. Both groups deviated similarly from classical statements of the technique, having wider arc widths and hand positions off of midline. Measures of body coverage and rhythm were less than ideal. Foot placement preview was linked to several factors. The possibility of focusing more on coverage than on rhythm when assessing cane use is postulated.
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
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