Age associated differences in postural equilibrium control: a comparison between EQscore and minimum time to contact (TTC(min)).

@article{Forth2007AgeAD,
  title={Age associated differences in postural equilibrium control: a comparison between EQscore and minimum time to contact (TTC(min)).},
  author={Katharine E. Forth and E. Jeffrey Metter and William H. Paloski},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={56-62}
}
Increased postural instability and the subsequent elevation in fall incidence with increasing age are important contributors for hip fractures and developing frailty. When testing for such instability, most studies characterize balance in terms of center-of-mass (COM) deviation from a finite point, the "equilibrium point", located at the center of a subject's stance. For example, the clinically accepted equilibrium score (EQscore) represents instability as the maximum peak-to-peak sway about… CONTINUE READING