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ERIC Number: EJ858195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Drop-Off Detection with the Long Cane: Effects of Different Cane Techniques on Performance
Kim, Dae Shik; Emerson, Robert Wall; Curtis, Amy
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v103 n9 p519-530 Sep 2009
This study compared the drop-off detection performance with the two-point touch and constant contact cane techniques using a repeated-measures design with a convenience sample of 15 cane users with visual impairments. The constant contact technique was superior to the two-point touch technique in the drop-off detection rate and the 50% detection threshold. The findings may help an orientation and mobility instructor select an appropriate technique for a particular client or training situation. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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