Scientific publications – Kinvent

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Effects of Ballet Training on Proprioception, Balance, and Rhythmic Synchronization of Young Children (Dimitris Chatzopoulos et al., 2019)


Proprioception, balance, and rhythm are crucial factors for children’s motor development and the reduction of fall-related injuries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of ballet training on these abilities in 7-yr old girls…

Dancing Effects on Preschoolers’ Sensorimotor Synchronization, Balance, and Movement Reaction Time (Panagiota Chatzihidiroglou et al., 2018)


In the present study, we compared an experimental group of preschool children (n = 22; mean age = 5 years, 8 months) who followed an 8-week dance program with a control group (n = 20; mean age = 5 years, 5 months) on pre–post measures of…

Visual feedback training improves postural adjustments associated with moving obstacle avoidance in elderly women (Hatzitaki et al., 2009) 


The study examined the impact of visually guided weight shifting (WS) practice on the postural adjustments evoked by elderly women when avoiding collision with a moving obstacle while standing. Fifty-six healthy elderly women …

Changes in the Limits of Stability Induced by Weight-Shifting Training in Elderly Women (Gouglidis et al., 2011) 


This study examined the impact of visually guided weight-shifting training on elderly women’s limits of stability during static leaning and dynamic swaying in different directions. Sixty-three elderly women were assigned into a group that practiced …

Sensor-enabled Functional-Mobility Assessment: An Exploratory Investigation (Golestan et al., 2019)


The population of adults aged 65 years and older is expected to double by 2050. Healthcare systems must adapt to in order to manage the care of this increasing population. Older adults with complex care needs require a significant amount of additional support from caregivers. To maintain, and possibly improve …

Rotational kinematics of pelvis and upper trunk at butterfly stroke: Can fins affect the dynamics of the system? (Averianova et al., 2016)


The purpose of the present study was to investigate the rotational kinematics pattern of the upper trunk and the pelvis and the complexity-variability of their movement, during the sprint butterfly stroke between male and female swimmers with long fins (18–26 cm) and without fins. Two pairs of 3D…

Effects of creative dance on proprioception, rhythm and balance of preschool children (Dimitris Chatzopoulos et al., 2019)


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of creative dance on proprioception, rhythm and static balance in preschool children. The treatment group consisted of 32 preschool children which took part in a creative dancela…

Classification of Soccer and Basketball Players’ Jumping Performance Characteristics: A Logistic Regression Approach. (Chalitsios et al., 2019)


This study aimed to examine countermovement jump (CMJ) kinetic data using logistic regression, in order to distinguish sports-related mechanical profiles. Eighty-one professional basketball and soccer athletes participated, each  …

Direction-Induced Effects of Visually Guided Weight-Shifting Training on Standing Balance in the Elderly (Hatzitaki et al., 2008)


Controversial findings exist in the literature with respect to the efficacy of visually guided weight-shifting (WS) training as a means of improving balance in healthy older adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of two …

Classification methods can identify external constrains in swimming (Grigoriou et al., 2018)


The purpose of the present study is to examine whether the use of fins is identifiable based on swimmers’ technique and to find out technique-related features that depict fins’ influence. First, a number of features were extracted from kinematic data given by movement sensors attached to swimmers’ bodies during …

Development, validity and reliability of a new pressure air biofeedback device (PAB) for measuring isometric extension strength of the lumbar spine (Pienaar et al., 2016)


This study describes the development of a new portable muscle testing device, using air pressure as a biofeedback and strength testing tool. For this purpose, a pressure air biofeedback device (PAB®) was developed to measure and record the isometric extension…

Retest-reliability and concurrent validity of the pressure air biofeedback device (pab®) for measuring handgrip strength in young healthy adults (Staüber et al., 2019) 


Handgrip strength has clinical and prognostic value and can provide an indi- cation of an individual’s overall strength. It also informs with regard to nutritional status, muscle mass, physical status, and health status. The pressure air biofeedback …