An Engineering-Based Balance Assessment and Training Platform
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July 2019 -
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Falls are by far the leading cause of accidental injury and death in older adults. The Veteran population is more severely affected by falls since it is significantly older than the overall population (45% over 65 years of age vs. 13%), and has a higher prevalence of disability. Thus, Veterans would benefit substantially more from an accurate diagnosis and treatment of balance function. Despite its importance, much is still unknown about the manner in which balance is compromised by age and dise...