Accelerometric Motion Analysis of Balance-Impaired Elderly SubjectsBy Troy, Betty S. Sabelman, Eric E. Kenney, Deborah E. Dunn-Gabrielli, Sandy Rehabilitation R&D Center, VA Health care System, Palo Alto CA 94304; Proceedings of the RESNA '96 Annual Conference, Vol. 16
(Pages: 78-80) Publication Date: 1996
This article describes a project to evaluate balance impairment in elderly subjects. The investigators attached three-axis accelerometers to two areas of the body, the head, and the waist. Data from the accelerometers was fed to a small portable computer attached to the waist. Subjects included patients with Parkinson's disease, post-stroke hemiplegia, hip athroplasty, and the fall-prone elderly. All were tested in sit-to-stand motion and quiet standing. Data from these subjects was compared with data from able-bodied volunteers. Graphs and tables illustrate the results.
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