Can stability predict an impending slip-related fall among older adults?

Source: Journal of Biomechanics, 2014, online

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The main purpose of this study was to test various types of stability as to whether they could predict falls during normal walking in community-dwelling older adults. Full motion-capture was used in conjunction with safety harnesses to test the various parameters. The study found that few variables could differentiate fallers from non- fallers.

Length of publication: 1 page

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