Balance control during stair negotiation in older adults.

  title={Balance control during stair negotiation in older adults.},
  author={Heng-Ju Lee and Li-Shan Chou},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  volume={40 11},
Stair negotiation is among the most challenging and hazardous types of locomotion for older people. However, the effect of aging on balance control during stair negotiation has not been investigated. Instantaneous inclination angles between the center of mass (CoM) and center of pressure (CoP) have been reported to detect gait instability effectively in the elderly. The purpose of this study was to compare the CoM-CoP inclination angles between 12 healthy elderly and 13 healthy young adults… CONTINUE READING

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