Evaluation of new concept for balance and gait analysis, patients with neurological disease, elderly people and young adults

Juho Merilahti, Tuula Petäkoski-Hult, Miikka Ermes, Heidi Lahti, Aarne Ylinen, Leena Autio, Esko Hyvärinen, Jari Hyttinen, Mark van Gils

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Abstract

Fall accidents among elderly are costly for the society. Gait and balance are reported to reflect best the risk of falling. We recorded gait and balance properties of 15 patients with neurological disease, 20 elderly and 19 young adults. During the Berg Balance Scale test and walk test we collected kinetic data with wearable 3D accelerometers. Results showed significant differences between different subject groups in features calculated from the accelerometer signals. We found that accelerometer signals collected during the walk test could be used to discriminate between subject groups divided according to their Berg Balance Scale score.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-164
Number of pages1
JournalGerontechnology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event6th International Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology, ISG08 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 4 Jun 20086 Jun 2008

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    Merilahti, J., Petäkoski-Hult, T., Ermes, M., Lahti, H., Ylinen, A., Autio, L., Hyvärinen, E., Hyttinen, J., & van Gils, M. (2008). Evaluation of new concept for balance and gait analysis, patients with neurological disease, elderly people and young adults. Gerontechnology, 7(2), 164-164. https://doi.org/10.4017/gt.2008.07.02.101.00