Control of Center of Mass to Predict Balance Ability and Fall Risks in Elderly
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01504217
Verified July 2015 by National Taiwan University Hospital. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Falling among older adults is a major public health concern. In fact, falls are the leading cause of accidental death in older adults both in Taiwan and in the United States. In order to provide effective preventative strategies, the investigators must understand the mechanisms that cause older adults to fall. Thus, the investigators research aim for three objectives: (1) using biomechanical model to identify the deficits in neuromuscular control for older adults (2) to apply research findings to the development of new clinical methods for assessing and recovering balance control in older adults, and (3) to predict fall risks in 1-2 year for older adults from the research findings.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
can stand for 5 minutes without support
with normal or corrected to normal vision
age between 20-35 years old for young adults group, and 65-80 years old for older adults group
had fall history in the past 3 years for the older adults group.
with cancer diagnosis
with sensory-motor deficits
with osteoporosis for older adults group (T-score below -2.5)