Max usable handheld shutter speed with image stabilization?

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Max usable handheld shutter speed with image stabilization?

I have the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, which has in-body image stabilization like a lot of the Olympus mirrorless cameras.  I've been quite impressed with its image stabilization capability and I was wondering if the common maxim of "Don't use shutter speeds slower than 1/60 for handheld shots" still holds.  For example, here's a handheld photo I took at 1/4.  It's not perfectly sharp if you blow it up to the pixel level, and sure there's grain from the high ISO, but it's not a blurry mess like I'd be expecting from a handheld shot of that duration.

Taken with Panasonic 20mm/f1.7 @ ISO1600 1/4" f/1.7

What handheld shutter speed limits do people with image stabilization typically adhere to?  It seems possible to get good handheld results at exposure times slower than 1/60.

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