Elderly fall risk prediction using static posturography.

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Jennifer Howcroft; Edward D Lemaire; Jonathan Kofman; William E McIlroy;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 2 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5319679, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172398
  • Subject: Research Article | Anatomy | Elderly | Classical Mechanics | Eyes | Head | Population Groupings | Physical Sciences | People and Places | Physics | Balance and Falls | Biology and Life Sciences | Motion | Neuroscience | Musculoskeletal System | Postural Control | Medicine | Velocity | Motor Reactions | Age Groups | Ocular System | Geriatrics | Q | R | Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Cognitive Neuroscience | Cognitive Science

Maintaining and controlling postural balance is important for activities of daily living, with poor postural balance being predictive of future falls. This study investigated eyes open and eyes closed standing posturography with elderly adults to identify differences an... View more
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