A systematic review of the effect of ageing and falls history on minimum foot clearance characteristics during level walking.

@article{Barrett2010ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the effect of ageing and falls history on minimum foot clearance characteristics during level walking.},
  author={Rod S. Barrett and Peter Michael Mills and Rezaul K. Begg},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={429-35}
}
Minimum foot clearance (MFC) is the minimum vertical distance between the lowest point of the foot of the swing leg and the walking surface during the swing phase of the gait cycle. MFC is a gait variable that is linked to the mechanism of a trip because reduced MFC for a given step during walking increases the susceptibility to tripping on an unseen obstacle or due to undetected changes in surface height. Given that tripping is a common cause of falls in older persons, this review was… CONTINUE READING

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