Gender-Based Comparison of Walking Speed and Simultaneous Mental Math Performance

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dc.contributor.author Frederick, Vladislav C.
dc.contributor.author Raether, Ryan J.
dc.contributor.author Knorpp, Matt T.
dc.contributor.author Leon, Elena E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T16:04:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-10T16:04:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-10T16:04:17Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1376
dc.description Advisor: David S. Senchina en_US
dc.description.abstract Walking is so automatic to us that we often multitask while walking (for instance, by talking to others, carrying things, or eating/drinking). However, it might be expected that multitasking would cause gait to change as compared to walking without multitasking. The purpose of this study was to compare time differences between males and females during forward and backward walking with simultaneous mental math performance. Nine subjects walked across three 7 m sheets of brown paper placed on the floor with markered moleskin pads on their feet while being given mental math problems. This procedure was done for both forward and backward walking. Time to complete the task, step length, step width, stride length, and math problem responses were recorded. There were no significant differences between genders in terms of time-to-completion or mental math results. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, Department of Biology, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2010;35
dc.subject Gender-based analysis en_US
dc.subject Walking--Speed--Analysis en_US
dc.subject Mathematics--Performance--Analysis en_US
dc.title Gender-Based Comparison of Walking Speed and Simultaneous Mental Math Performance en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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