Project Details

Teaching adults to ride a bike through a novel cycling task: Differences of electromyography activity, gait and posture between bikers and non-bikers on a balance bike.

A balance bike, a bike without pedals, involves the rider walking or sprinting while sitting on it and is anecdotally regarded as a safe tool for learning to cycle quicker due to a similar balance strategy. It has been adopted to be a transferring skill for learning to cycle. This project aims 1) to investigate the differences of muscle activity and riding kinematics on a balance bike between adults with and without experience in cycling, 2) to investigate whether participating in balance bike training would build those without cycling experience, skills and confidence to cycle in the future, and 3) to examine the changes of muscle activation and hip kinematics of adults without previous cycling experience riding on a balance bike before and after the balance bike training.

Commencement Date : 2021/6
Completion Date : 2022/6
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr CHOW, Chi Ching 周志清 [HPE]
Co-Investigator(s) : Dr HA, Chui Wai, Sophia 夏翠蔚 [HPE]
Keyword(s) : Balance Bike   Cycling Confidence   Postural Control   Gait Analysis   Muscle Activation  

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