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J Vis Impair Blind. 2009 Sep;103(9):519-530.

Drop-off Detection with the Long Cane: Effects of Different Cane Techniques on Performance.

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Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5218; < dae.kim@wmich.edu >

Abstract

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.

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21209791
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PMC3013510
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