Prof Kenneth Chik-Chi CHENG


Assistant Professor 
G07 Kwok Sports Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., HONG KONG
(852) 3943 4001

B.A.Sc. (Hons) - First Class Honors (Simon Fraser University, CANADA)
M.A.Sc. (University of Toronto, CANADA)
Ph.D. (University of Toronto, CANADA)

  • Aging
  • Balance and mobility
  • Biomechanics
  • Fall prevention

  Journal Articles
  1. Yamaguchi T., Cheng K.C., McKay S.M., Maki B.E. (2015). Footwear width and balance-recovery reactions: A new approach to improving lateral stability in older adults. Gerontechnology. 13(3):359-367. DOI: 10.4017/gt.2015.

  2. Uigi L., Cheng K.C., Wilson M.R., Masters R.S.W., Capio C.M. (2015). Acquiring visual information for locomotion by older adults: A systematic review. Ageing Research Reviews. 20:24-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.arr.2014.12.005.

  3. Yeung L.F., Cheng K.C., Fong C.H., Lee W.C.C., Tong K.Y. (2014). Evaluation of the Microsoft Kinect as a clinical assessment tool of body sway. Gait and Posture. 40(4):532-538. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.06.012. 

  4. Cheng K.C., Pratt J., Maki B.E. (2013). Do aging and dual-tasking impair the capacity to store and retrieve visuospatial information needed to guide perturbation-evoked reach-to-grasp reactions? PLoS ONE. 8(11):e79401. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079401.

  5. Cheng K.C., Pratt J., Maki B.E. (2013). Effects of spatial-memory decay and dual-task interference on perturbation-evoked reach-to-grasp reactions in the absence of online visual feedback.  Human Movement Science. 32(2):328-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.humov.2012.11.001.

  6. Cheng K.C., McKay S.M., King E.C., Maki B.E. (2012). Does aging impair the capacity to use stored visuospatial information or online visual control to guide reach-to-grasp reactions evoked by unpredictable balance perturbation? Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 67(11):1238-1245. DOI: 10.1093/gerona/gls116.

  7. Cheng K.C., McKay S.M., King E.C., Maki B.E. (2012). Reaching to recover balance in unpredictable circumstances: Is online visual control of the reach-to-grasp reaction necessary or sufficient? Experimental Brain Research. 218(4):589-599. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-012-3051-6.

  8. King E.C., McKay S.M., Cheng K.C., Maki B.E. (2010). The use of peripheral vision to guide perturbation-evoked reach-to-grasp balance-recovery reactions. Experimental Brain Research. 207(1-2):105-118. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-010-2434-9.

  9. Cheng K.C., McKay S.M., King E.C., Tung J.Y., Lee T.A., Scovil C.Y., Maki B.E. (2009) The movable handhold: a new paradigm to study visual contributions to the control of balance-recovery reactions.  Gait and Posture. 29(2):339-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2008.08.011.

  10. Maki B.E., Cheng K.C., Mansfield A., Scovil C.Y., Perry S.D., Peters A.L., McKay S.M., Lee T.A., Marquis A., Corbeil P., Fernie G.R., Liu B., McIlroy W.E. (2008). Preventing falls in older adults: new interventions to promote more effective change-in-support balance reactions.  Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 18(2):243-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2007.06.005.

  11. Maki B.E., Cheng K.C., Corbeil P., Fernie G.R., Lee T.A., Liu B., Mansfield A., Marquis A., McIlroy W.E., Perry S.D., Peters A.L., Scovil C.Y. (2006). New interventions to promote more effective change-in-support balance reactions.  Journal of Biomechanics. 39(Supplement 1):S88. DOI: 10.1016/S0021-9290(06)83246-X.
  Book Chapters
  1. Cheng K.C., Bateni H., Maki B.E. (2008). Reducingadverse effects of walkers on stability. In: Mihailidis A., Boger J., Kautz H., Normie L. (eds), Technology and Aging. (pp. 197-204). IOS Press, Amsterdam.

  2. Maki B.E., Cheng K.C., Corbeil P., Fernie G.R., Gorski S., King E.C., Holliday P.J., Lee T.A., Liu B.A., Mansfield A., McIlroy W.E., McKay S.M., Mihailidis A., Perry S.D., Peters A.L., Popovic M.R., Pratt J., Scovil C.Y., Tung J.Y. (2008). Interventions to prevent falls by promoting more effective balance-recoveryreactions.  In: Vincent M.L., Moreau T.M. (eds), Accidental Falls: Causes, Preventions and Interventions. (Chapter 11, pp. 261-282). Nova Science Publishers. Hauppage, NY.


  Undergraduate Courses:

  • SPED 2520 - Functional Human Anatomy and Sports Injuries
  • SPED 2610 - Introduction to Exercise Biomechanics
  • SPED 4570 - Education and Promotion of Exercise and Health
  • SPED 4640 - Human Kinematics and Kinetics
  • SPED 4900 - Independent Project
  • SPED 2200, 3200, 4200 - Teaching Practice

  Postgraduate Courses:

  • EXSC 6203 - Structural Biomechanics of the Human Body
  • EXSC 6204 - Biomechanics of Sports Injury
  • EXSC 6212 - Guided Studies: Exercise Science
  • ORTY 5012 - Strategies in Sports Performance Enhancement
  • SSPE 6701 - Guided Studies

  • Member - International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)

  • Aftab Patla Award for Innovation in Basic Science - 1st runner-up (Jun 2012) 1st Joint World Congress of ISPGR (International Society for Posture and Gait Research) and Gait & Mental Function; Trondheim, Norway.