Keep Control: Efficacy of perturbation-based gait training in older adults
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Keep Control: Efficacy of perturbation-based gait training in older adults

There is preliminary evidence that training with perturbations of the walking surface leading to near-fall situations us useful to prevent falls in older adults. The overall aim of this project is to test the potential of the such perturbation-based training by use of a newly developed dual-belt treadmill, with options for fast, ecologically valid trip and slip perturbations, triggered in various gait phases, to improve dynamic stability and prevent falls in older persons at risk for falls. Primary outcome of this RCT will be the change in dynamic gait stability in daily life.

Project Parameters

Launch Date: 2017
Funding: EC, Marie Curie Sklodowska Actions

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