Minimum foot clearance during walking: Strategies for the minimisation of trip-related falls

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Begg, Rezaul, Best, Russell, Dell'Oro, Lisa Ann and Taylor, Simon (2007) Minimum foot clearance during walking: Strategies for the minimisation of trip-related falls. Gait and Posture, 25 (2). pp. 191-198. ISSN 0966-6362

Abstract

Researchers have documented ageing effects on gait with the aim of identifying variables linked to falls. The elderly seemed to be more prone to tripping with, for example, lower median MFC(minimum foot clearance) values (not significantly lower) and significantly higher MFC variability. The results show that important information is lost in group-based analysis and only an individual-based approach will show which individuals are at risk of tripping.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21420
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2006.03.008
Official URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Keywords gait, tripping, minimum foot clearance, MFC, descriptive statistics, walking, locomotion, fall, ageing, obstacles, movement, biomechanics, motor skills, motor ability, females
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