Harmonic ratio of trunk acceleration predicts falling among older people


Source: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 2013, 10 (7)

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Harmonic ratio from upper trunk accelerometry may predict the risk of falls independently of physical performance. The HR of the upper and lower trunks of fallers has been found to be consistently lower in fallers than in non-fallers. Further studies are needed to confirm the clinical relevance.

Length of publication: 6 pages