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Kurt Jackson PT, PhD, GCS; Kimberly Bigelow PhD
Individuals diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) often have an increased risk of falling. Additionally, many also have a fear of falling that all can affect balance confidence. Recent advancements in wearable sensor technology have made it possible to assess certain aspects of gait and balance in the clinical setting that were not possible previously. The information collected by sensors may be useful for identifying specific factors that contribute to falls and balance confidence in those with MS which in turn could help enhance treatment approaches.
Physical Therapy | Rehabilitation and Therapy
Elking, Brandi; Hasson, Courtney; Sanders, Emily; and Schlater, Kelsey, "Instrumented Measures of Gait and Mobility Are Not Correlated with a History of Falls or Balance Confidence in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis" (2017). University of Dayton Doctor of Physical Therapy Annual Research Symposium. 27.