Industrial Academic Initial Training Network towards specific diagnosis and treatment of age-related gait and balance deficits
Balance and gait deficits are ubiquitous among the elderly, and lead to enormous personal, occupational and health care burden. Emerging pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to date have only small effects on these deficits, due to remaining fundamental questions on underlying mechanisms and treatment. The present project consists of a rare EU-wide combination of experts from clinical, biomechanic and neuroscience research and industry, who all aim at gaining a better understanding and treatment of balance and gait deficits in older adults. Gait Up will map out gait and balance performance of older adults with and without objective gait and balance impairments at home using minimally invasive Physilog® wearable sensors and advanced motion analysis algorithms.
Sponsor: Horizon 2020 | Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721577
Duration: 2017-03-01 to 2021-02-28 (48 months, ongoing)