Falls within an elderly population is a growing concern within the healthcare system as falls can cause serious injuries leading to the loss of an independent lifestyle. Certain aspects of walking and balancing seem to be related to an increased risk for falls, but the reason for this is not well understood. This study aims to investigate the relationship between variability of an individual’s walking pattern and their balance control.
The results of this study will give us more information to understand balance control. The long-term results of this work might lead to better balance training programs for people with mobility problems.
Able to stand for at least 1 minute without assistance
No joint or muscle problems that limit daily activities
No history of neurological conditions
This study is approved by the University Health Network Research Ethics Board (#15-8913).
2 hour(s) - 3 hour(s) per session
You will be asked to walk on a treadmill, and we will measure your balance control.
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