The influence of environmental sounds on walking integrity in older adults

Lead Research Organisation: Swansea University
Department Name: Institute of Life Science Medical School


To examine the role of environmental sounds upon walking among older people, information will be gained via a wearable motion detection device, to assess various components (e.g. gait, pace and direction) in response to a variety of environmental sounds (e.g. loudness, cadence, change and volume). This will provide understanding of how components of walking are influenced by the brain's automatic response to noise perturbation in real time. In addition, computer and EEG (electroencephalographic) tests will be used to capture automatic and volitional attentional shifts in response to sound stimuli. This will allow how individual differences may influence detrimental susceptibility to environmental sound to be determined.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2258813 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Leanne Richards