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Human Balance Diagnostic Platform


DEPARTMENT : Department of Physics

PRODUCER : Professor Jeffrey Cheung
PROJECT YEAR : 2016 - current
LENGTH : 3 min.
ACCESS : Open to all
SUMMARY : Older adults are paying more attention to their own health conditions and common problems that could afflict them, such as the risk of falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, falls are a common problem among older adults and one in five falls results in serious injury. Falls happen due to a variety of reasons, and one way of preventing their occurrence is to improve balance.

Professor Jeffrey Cheung made a breakthrough, inventing a method to measure balance

By analysing the body's moving amplitude when it tries to maintain balance on an unstable platform, a specific index value can then be measured. The greater the amplitude, the higher the index, and this indicate poor balance capability. The whole process of measurement is as simple as stepping onto a scale.  

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