FURI | Spring 2022

Gait and Balance Comparison Between Young and Elderly Adults: Minimizing Fall Risk

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IMUs (Inertial Measurement Units) are commonly used to monitor patients who are prone to falls. With the help of these devices, the research team will simultaneously collect data on both old and younger adults and establish the baseline for fall risk modeling: detecting fall risk in its early stages, preventing it, and providing an effective intervention program (exercises) to reduce this risk with the support of the mhealth paradigm (i.e., mobile phone application). Future work will involve the application of the findings at this stage to advance on the intervention aspects of the project.

Student researcher

Jorge Campo Teruel

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain

Graduation date: Spring 2022