Journal of Global Tourism Research
Online ISSN : 2189-9282
Print ISSN : 2189-9274
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Measurement of standing position in door opening movement for fall prevention
Kaori SatoMasanobu IgarashiYuki IgarashiTakumi NakamuraYumi Osawa
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2019 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 35-38

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A door opening/closing movement is one of the necessary motions in the activity of daily living. In this study, we investigated the factors that affect the standing position of a door opening movement. Ninety-three young healthy volunteers (58 female and 35 male) participated in this study. We recorded the door opening/ closing movement using a GoPro Hero 4® camera from the ceiling under the following conditions. A hinged or sliding door was placed on a walkway with or without a simulated wall next to the door. After some images were taken from the camera, the distance between the great toe of the former foot and the door/wall (TD/TW distance) was calculated. The relationship among TD/TW distance and physical features were analysed by using multiple regression analyses. There were significant differences between TD and TW distance depending on door type, and wall presence showed a significant difference in TW distance. TW distance and the height were significant predictors of TD distance. TD distance was a significant predictor of TW distance. The result showed that the surrounding environment and the physical features affected the door opening movement.

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