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Spectral analysis in walking balance by elderly subjects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17945899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Elderly people lose their rhythm of walking balance, because their body alignment and standing balance become less stable through aging. The fluctuations of both hips movement while walking were measured using a portable measurement system with two accelerometers. Before they have had physical exercise and when walking without shoe insoles, the fluctuations of the hip movement, having back and knee pain, was not rhythmic, and also not proportional to 1/f (f=frequency) fluctuation, their walking was unstable. After physical exercise and walking with insoles, their walking became rhythmic and was approximately close to proportional to 1/f fluctuation, and their walking improved. This study provides useful information for the improvement of walking.
Authors:
Yuriko Tsuruoka; Ryosuke Shibasaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-23     Completed Date:  2008-03-10     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5420-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aging*
Animals
Equipment Design
Female
Gait*
Humans
Middle Aged
Models, Statistical
Monitoring, Ambulatory / instrumentation*,  methods*
Postural Balance
Regression Analysis
Spectrophotometry / methods
Time Factors
Walking

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