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Ian Smith

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&nbsp;Elderly people, and especially elderly fallers, walk differently. More slowly, obviously, but with the same cadence and with greater variability in mediao-lateral foot placement. Fallers, when challenged, tend to overexagerate these diferences. In the TUG test they stand up with a protective, but inefficient, wide base of support.<br /> Our studies include the development of novel ways of measuring perfomance in everyday tasks and of tools and proceedures to impove balance.

Research interests (short)

Walking, balance and the Timed Up & Go test.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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