In the FARAO project (Fall Risk Assessment in Older adults) PhD students Kim van Schooten en Sietse Rispens develop and test a unique innovative system to support fall prevention in extramural care. This system is based on miniaturized body-fixed inertial sensors (developed by our industrial partner McRoberts) that allow ambulatory measurements of body acceleration and angular velocity data. Data are collected in a large cohort of older adults with a high risk of falling. Algorithms and analyses are developed to detect impending falls (instability) and actual falls in older adults in daily life, during daily physical activities, and to predict overall fall risk.
PIs: prof.dr. J van Dieën; dr. M. Pijnappels
Protect is a research program funded by MOVE in which three PhD students, Petra Juffer, Regula Furrer and Marcel Toebes, study training as a means to prevent fractures in the elderly. The project has a multi-disciplinary approach and training effects are studied at different levels: in bone and muscle cell cultures, in animal experiments and in healthy older adults. Outcomes studied are factors involved in bone and muscle cell growth and proliferation, muscle and bone tissue quality and finally muscle strength and gait stability.
PIs: prof.dr. Jaap van Dieën; prof.dr. Joost Dekker; prof.dr. Jenneke Klein-Nulend; prof.dr. Paul Lips and prof.dr. Arnold de Haan,
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The goal of the NeuroSIPE program (System Identification and Parameter Estimation of Neurophysiological Systems) is to improve and develop new diagnostic tools for neurological disorders and impairments, through the use of closed-loop system identification techniques for the peripheral and central nervous system.
Amsterdam Center on Aging (ACA)
MOVE researchers within move-age participate in the Amsterdam Center on Aging.