Motion and EMG Recordings
CHAPTER 1 0～1 month
CHAPTER 2 1～2 months
CHAPTER 3 2～3 months
CHAPTER 4 3～4 months
CHAPTER 5 4～5 months
CHAPTER 6 5～6 months
CHAPTER 7 6～7 months
CHAPTER 8 7～8 months
CHAPTER 9 8～9 months
CHAPTER 10 9～10 months
CHAPTER 11 10～11 months
CHAPTER 12 11～12 months
EMG characteristics of the walking development process
Walking development process and regression process
The acquisition of the upright posture and the first walking steps are emotional milestones in an infant's locomotor development. Scientists have been fascinated with the unstable, bipedal gait of initial walking since the 1930s, when most relevant studies were initiated. I too have been captivated, exploring infant walking from the 1960s to the present.
This book features the motion and EMG recordings of infants the moment they successfully performed their ''first locomotion after birth.'' Furthermore, it aims to make novel EMG data recorded simultaneously with serial photographs of ''infant locomotor development'' available worldwide. The contents are presented as a compilation of longitudinal recordings from the neonatal period up to the first steps taken at one year of age.
It is our hope that these recordings of the ''first little step,'' that great milestone for all families that marks the launching point of their infant’s locomotor development, will likewise mark the launch and continued radiant progress of this field of study into the next generation of research.
''Walking acquisition is both a milestone of early locomotor development and a launching point for subsequent locomotor development''
Okamoto & Okamoto 2016
Professor Emeritus of Kansai Medical University
Director of Walking Development Group
Tsutomu Okamoto, Ph.D.
Walking Development Group
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