Impact of age on body postural sway

Maryam Ghahramani, fazel naghdy, David Stirling, Golshah Naghdy, Jan Potter

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Falls are common in the elderly. Almost 30% of people above 65 years of age fall each year and this figure increases to 40% for people older than 80 . Postural control plays a key role in fall prediction. Many Studies suggest that falls in the elderly are preceded by balance deficiencies in response to changes in sensory information . Postural control in older people has become an important area of research and it is usually assessed by measuring the amount of postural sway of the human body. In this study, an accurate quantitative method is proposed to evaluate body sway and its relationship with age using inertial sensors. The method is validated through experimental work and results are encouraging.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2015 - 2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference
EditorsMan Chung Wong, Thomas Cheang
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479986415
ISBN (Print)9781479986392
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Region 10 International Conference TENCON 2015 - Macao, Macao, China
Duration: 1 Nov 20154 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
ISSN (Print)2159-3442
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3450


ConferenceIEEE Region 10 International Conference TENCON 2015
Abbreviated titleTENCON 2015


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