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Assessing and Improving Balance Using Platform Perturbations

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2010 by Kessler Foundation.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
Kessler Foundation Identifier:
First received: September 21, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2010
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to compare current standing balance assessment methods to a new method that measures weight shift during small movements of a sliding platform. It will also be used to determine if balance improves with repeated exposure as part of a 4-week training program.

Condition Phase
Balance Early Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessing and Improving Balance Using Platform Perturbations

Further study details as provided by Kessler Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in static sway [ Time Frame: 20 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Young adult
Older adult


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy adults

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy no balance deficits age 20-35 or 50-65

Exclusion Criteria:

  • moderate to severe arthritis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01207362

United States, New Jersey
Kessler Foundation Research Center
W. Orange, New Jersey, United States, 07052
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kessler Foundation
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kevin Terry, PI, Kessler Foundation Research Center Identifier: NCT01207362     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R-648-09
Study First Received: September 21, 2010
Last Updated: September 21, 2010 processed this record on September 21, 2017