The objective of the present study was to evaluate heel contact velocity of middle-age adults and older adults. Ten adults (5 middle age adults and 5 older adults) were recruited from a local community. They were all physically healthy and not injured in the last 6 months. Their heel position data were collected during subsequent 5-minute walking on a straight track (15m long). The results indicated that heel contact velocity of middle-age adults were faster than that of older adults during their natural gait. The study concluded that middle-age adults’ heel contact velocity could be faster suggesting that their slip propensity could be higher compared to older adults while walking on a leveled floor.
HCV, Middle age, Older, Foot force
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[Sukwon Kim (2020) Older Adults Vs Middle-Aged Adults: Heel Velocity IJIRCST Vol-8 Issue-4 Page No-283-284] (ISSN 2347 - 5552). www.ijircst.org
Department of Physical Education, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeollabukdo, South Korea, 82-63-270-2860 (email:firstname.lastname@example.org).