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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Balance Control Mechanisms, Age-Related Changes, and Methods for Improvement of Balance During Gait
Principal Investigator:

Robert Peterka

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2016 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Objectives: The objectives are to understand the mechanisms that maintain medial-lateral (ML) balance during stance and walking gait and how age affects these mechanisms. The focus is on ML balance because previous evidence indicates that stability is more problematic in the ML direction than in the anterior-posterior direction and that a sizable proportion of falls in older individuals occur in the ML direction. Based on preliminary results, an addit...

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