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The Effects of Cervical Nerve Stimulation (CNS) on Fall Risk

Abstract Every year, 3 million older people are treated for fall injuries, and nearly 800,000 are hospitalized, many of which due to head injuries or hip fractures. In 2015 alone, Medicare and Medicaid paid nearly 75% of the $50 Billion in medical costs generated by falls. As the US population continues to age, more adults are beginning to deal with movement related disorders, and the need to be able to detect and mitigate these risks is becoming more necessary. Classical metrics of fall risk can capture static stability, but recent advancements have yielded new metrics to analyze balance and stability during movement, such as the Maximum Lyapunov Exponent (MLE). Much work has been devoted to characterizing gait, but little has explored novel way to... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Kreisler, Itai Goeta (Author) / Lockhart, Thurmon E (Advisor) / Tyler, William J (Advisor) / Wyckoff, Sarah (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomechanics / Neurosciences / cervical nerve stimulation / fall risk / gait / neurostimulation / tens
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 47 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Biomedical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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