Ecological gait as a fall Indicator in older adults: a systematic review

Source: Gerontologist

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 31 August 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: Falls represent a major threat for elders, affecting their life quality and expectancy. Clinical tests and questionnaires showed low diagnostic value with respect to fall risk. Modern sensor technology allows in-home gait assessments, with the possibility to register older adults’ ecological mobility and, potentially, to improve accuracy in determining fall risk. Hence, we studied the correlation between standardized assessments and ecological gait measures, comparing their ability to identify fall risk and predict prospective falls

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