8-Weeks of Training Onslip-Induced Falls of the Elderly
The objective of this study was to evaluate if neuromusculoskeletal training (i.e., weight and balance training) for
older adults could reduce the likelihood of slip-induced fall accidents. The study focused on evaluating biomechanics among
the elderly at pre- and post-training stages during processes associated with slip-induced fall accidents.18 older adults
participated in the study for 8 weeks: 6 individuals in balance group, 6 individuals in weight group, and 6 individuals in
control group (social group). Each group met three times a week and each session lasted for 1 hour. Biomechanical
dependent measures and psychosocial dependent measures were evaluated to the effects of training.
Keywords - Slip initiation, Detection, Recovery, Falls