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Pilot Study of AdvanStep in Improving Balance in at Risk Elderly

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Elderly individuals are often at increased risks for falls. The AdvanStep is an interactive training exercise and balance device. The use of the AdvanStep will bring about a measurable improvement in the individuals balance in standardized measures.

Description

1. Feasibility study, assessing usability of the system and receiving feedback from the volunteers.

2. Structured treatment sessions twice per week after an initial assessment of balance and mobility on standardized tests.

3. Reassessment of balance and mobility after completion of 15 treatment sessions.

4. Treatment sessions will be supervised by physical therapists.

Study Design

Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Elderly

Intervention

AdvanStep training program - Turtle Pop

Location

Sheba Medical Center
Ramat Gan
Israel

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Sheba Medical Center

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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