Lower Trunk Acceleration Signals Reflect Fall Risk During Walking

Yoshitaka OTANI  Osamu AOKI  Tomohiro HIROTA  Hiroshi ANDO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E99-D   No.6   pp.1482-1484
Publication Date: 2016/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2015CBL0001
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Human Cognition and Behavioral Science and Technology)
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Keyword: 
stroke,  gait,  fall risk,  balance,  acceleration,  

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Summary: 
The purpose of this study is to make available a fall risk assessment for stroke patients during walking using an accelerometer. We assessed gait parameters, normalized root mean squared acceleration (NRMSA) and berg balance scale (BBS) values. Walking dynamics were better reflected in terms of the risk of falls during walking by NRMSA compared to the BBS.