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Age Related Changes in Balance and Gait

Abstract Gait and balance disorders are the second leading cause of falls in the elderly. Investigating the changes in static and dynamic balance due to aging may provide a better understanding of the effects of aging on postural control system. Static and dynamic balance were evaluated in a total of 21 young (21-35 years) and 22 elderly (50-75 years) healthy subjects while they performed three different tasks: quiet standing, dynamic weight shifts, and over ground walking. During the quiet standing task, the subjects stood with their eyes open and eyes closed. When performing dynamic weight shifts task, subjects shifted their Center of Pressure (CoP) from the center target to outward targets and vice versa while following real-time feedback of thei... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Balasubramanian, Shruthi (Author) / Krishnamurthi, Narayanan (Advisor) / Abbas, James (Advisor) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Biomechanics / Aging / Balance / Gait / Posture shifts / Quiet Standing
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Bioengineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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