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Barrett, A,O'Connor, M,Culhane, K,Finucane, AM,Mulkerrin, E,Lyons, D,OLaighin, G,
2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vols 1-8
Accelerometer versus footswitch evaluation of gait unsteadiness and temporal characteristics of gait inn two elderly patient groups
2008
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LIFE ENVIRONMENTAL-CONDITIONS MOTOR CONTROL OLDER-PEOPLE VARIABILITY HEAD FAILURE WALKING ADULTS FALLS RISK
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We examined anterior-posterior and medio-lateral head and trunk movements during gait using accelerometers, and a footswitch evaluation of temporal gait parameters of elderly fallers with a primary diagnosis of Orthostatic Hypotension, elderly fallers without Orthostatic Hypotension, and a control group of healthy elderly non-falters. We wanted to evaluate whether both sets of measures can be used to differentiate between patient groups. We were able to significantly differentiate between the three elderly groups to the same extent using both sets of measures.
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