Balance control and adaptation during vibratory perturbations in middle-aged and elderly humans

@article{Fransson2003BalanceCA,
  title={Balance control and adaptation during vibratory perturbations in middle-aged and elderly humans},
  author={P.-A. Fransson and Ella Kolbrun Kristinsd{\'o}ttir and Anna Hafstr{\"o}m and M{\aa}ns Magnusson and Reijo Johansson},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={91},
  pages={595-603}
}
The objective was to investigate if healthy elderly people respond and adapt differently to postural disturbances compared to middle-aged people. Thirty middle-aged (mean age 37.8 years, range 24–56 years) and forty healthy elderly subjects (mean age 74.6 years, range 66–88 years) were tested with posturography. Body sway was evoked by applying pseudorandom vibratory stimulation to the belly of the gastrocnemius muscles of both legs simultaneously. The tests were performed both with eyes open… CONTINUE READING

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