Deviations in dynamic weight transfer of elderly fallers

Yi Chung Pai, Ai Chi Lim, Jack L Lewis

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Falling in the elderly frequently occurs during different forms of dynamic weight transfer. Previous studies have reported the characteristics of dynamic weight transfer in the case of the sit-to-stand (STS) maneuver. It is important to determine, for the development of an effective therapeutic intervention, the extent to which these characteristics have been altered among the elderly fallers. The purpose of this study was to examine the deviations in the horizontal linear momentum-time history among elderly fallers as compared with young non-fallers. Overall, it was intriguing to observe the changes in the motion of the shank and thigh among the elderly fallers during dynamic weight transfer, while the total effect of these changes was conterbalanced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1990 Advances in Bioengineering
EditorsSteven A. Goldstein
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 25 1990Nov 30 1990


OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityDallas, TX, USA


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