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Falls and Balance


How is technology improving the health of seniors?

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Sep 2016

How is technology improving the health of seniors?

Like other sectors aged care is seeing the positive impact of emerging technology. Whilst the Aged care sector in Australia is dealing with financial sustainability; the use of innovative and emerging technology is playing a major role in providing the highest quality of care.. There is increased utilization of Health Information Technology such as electronic medical records, cloud-based medical records and integrated health database has...

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Do I need a walking stick?

18

Aug 2016

Do I need a walking stick?

The riddle of the Sphinx says human beings walked first on four legs, then on two, and finally on three- the third leg being the walking stick that props up the elderly. It is not uncommon to see the elderly population sporting various assistive walking devices to help maintain their mobility, independence and autonomy. However, with studies reporting many people obtain their walking aids from...

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Staying on my feet! Tips for Maintaining Balance in Seniors

24

Nov 2015

Staying on my feet! Tips for Maintaining Balance in Seniors

Balance is a highly complex and multi-factorial skill, where the body’s centre of mass must be controlled within the limits of stability. Through different combinations of muscle actions, being able to balance allows performance of everyday mobility tasks (standing, walking, reaching, stair climbing etc). Maintaining balance during such activities relies essentially on the integration of sensory stimuli either from internal sources (joint position awareness, i.e....

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