Assessment of balance of older people living at a social welfare home

  • Katarzyna Jochymczyk-WoźniakEmail author
  • Katarzyna Nowakowska
  • Robert Michnik
  • Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik
  • Wioletta Górka
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 623)


More frequently fall of older people can be caused by increasing of the degeneration of a human motor system and a human maintaining balance system. The aim of study was to determine the association of balance and risk of falling of older people lived at a social welfare home. The authors examined the dependence between the ability to maintain balance in the upright position and the assessment of balance and risk of falling in a functional way. The study group were consisted of 26 elderly people. Postural stability examinations was carried out based on the Romberg test, while the functionally balance was evaluated with a Up&Go test. The statical tests did not manifest significant correlation between the static and dynamic stabiliography parameters, but one proved that there existed strong differences for obtained ellipse area results, among the group of patients performing the Up&Go Test within shorter and longer time than 20 sec.


stabilography path length elipse area Zebris-FDM older people 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katarzyna Jochymczyk-Woźniak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katarzyna Nowakowska
    • 1
  • Robert Michnik
    • 1
  • Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik
    • 2
  • Wioletta Górka
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomechatronics, Faculty of Biomedical EngeeneringSilesian Univesity of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Chair of Nervous and Locomotor System PhysiotherapyAcademy of Physical Education in KatowiceKatowicePoland
  3. 3.Students Scientific ”BIOKREATYWNI”, Faculty of Biomedical EngeeneringSilesian Univesity of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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