We asked – how good is your balance? Would you like to know your Falls Risk Score?
We asked for older adults to participate in this study looking at how vision influences posture and balance.
The aims of this study was to determine:
The study involved an assessment with a series of interesting tests evaluating your vision, strength, reaction time, sensation, balance and mobility.
All procedures are safe and are routinely used in clinical and research settings.
Study participants received an assessment report on their balance with recommendations for minimising the risk of falling.
The study was completed over a 2 hour session at Neuroscience Research Australia in Randwick, NSW.
In trying to understand the yet unknown causes about why older people fall over, we looked at fatigue. It is an ideal candidate. Firstly, fatigue is a common complaint for older people; more than 50 percent of people aged 70+ report fatigue in their daily activities. Secondly, fatigue affects sensory and movement functions that are associated with falling, such as […]