Force Platform Measurements as Predictors of Falls among Older People – A Review

@article{Piirtola2006ForcePM,
  title={Force Platform Measurements as Predictors of Falls among Older People – A Review},
  author={Maarit Piirtola and Pertti Era},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={1 - 16}
}
Background: Poor postural balance is one of the major risk factors for falling. A great number of reports have analyzed the risk factors and predictors of falls but the results have for the most part been unclear and partly contradictory. Objective data on these matters are thus urgently needed. The force platform technique has widely been used as a tool to assess balance. However, the ability of force platform measures to predict falls remains unknown. Objective: The purpose of this systematic… CONTINUE READING

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