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Michael Cinelli

Seminar explores the science behind avoiding obstacles

February 4, 2020 — 

Navigating safely through a cluttered environment requires avoiding static and moving obstacles and, more specifically, other pedestrians. This topic will be explored in detail at the Friday, Feb. 7 edition of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management Research Seminar Series.

Dr. Michael Cinelli, an associate professor in the department of kinesiology and physical education at Wilfrid Laurier University, will be presenting his research at the 10:30 a.m. lecture taking place in 220 ALC.

Fortunately, collisions between pedestrians or other objects rarely occur. This is due to a key role that vision plays in safely and efficiently guiding our routes away from collisions and towards open spaces. Fundamentally it’s important to determine how environmental and personal factors affect collision avoidance behaviours and how these behaviours change over the life-span.

Graduate student Andrew Lesany will also be speaking at the seminar in a presentation entitled ‘the effect of ankle restriction on whole-body stability and intersegmental control.’

The series is free and open to the public.



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