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    I am currently starting a project that will analyze the biomechanical
    indicators (eg. Postural Sway, Symmetry of Motion, Jerk, ...) of stability
    problems in the elderly. If anyone could help me out by providing some
    references with respect to such factors or simply suggest others, it would
    be greatly appreciated. Below, I am including the references I have
    collected to this point. I would be happy to compile whatever I receive and
    post it for all.



    Coogler, C.E. (1992). Falls and imbalance. Rehab Management, April/May,

    Tinetti, M.E. & Speechley, M. (1989). Prevention of falls among the elderly.
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    Horak, F.B., Shupert, C.L., & Mirka, A. (1989). Components of postural
    dys-control in the elderly: a review. Neurobiology of Aging, 10, 727-738.

    Whipple, R. & Wolfson, L.I. (1989). Abnormalities of balance, gait, and
    sensori-motor function in the elderly population. In Duncan, P.W. (Ed.),
    Balance: Proceedings of the APTA Forum, American Physical Therapy
    Association, Alexandria, VA, 61-68.

    Lizardi, J.E., Wolfson, L.I. & Whipple, R.H. (1989).Neurological dysfunction
    in the elderly prone to fall. Journal of Neurological Rehabilitation, 3 (3),

    Rose, D.J. (1997) Balance and mobility disorders in older adults: assessing
    and treating the multiple dimension of balance. Rehab Management

    Di Fabio & Seay, R. (1997). Use of the "fast evaluation of mobility,
    balance, and fear" in elderly community dwellers: Validity and reliability.
    Physical Therapy, 77, 9, 904-915.

    El-Kashlan, H.K., Shepard, N.T., Asher, A.M., Smith-Wheelock, M., & Telian,
    S. (1998). Evaluation of clinical measures of equilibrium. Laryngoscope,
    108, 311-319.

    Clark, S., Rose, D.J., & Fujimoto, K. (1997). Generalizability of the limits
    of stability test in the evaluation of dynamic balance among older adults.
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 78, 1078-1084.

    Whipple, R. (1997). Improving balance in older adults: identifying the
    significant training stimuli. In Masdeu, J.C., Sudarsky, L., & Wolfson, L.
    (eds.) Gait disorders in aging. Falls and therapeutic strategies.
    Philadelphia, PA: Lipincott-Raven, 355-79.

    Shumway-Cook A., Gruber W., Baldwin M., Liao S. (1997). Effect of
    Multidimensional Exercises on Balance, Mobility, and Fall Risk in
    Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Physical Therapy, 77, 46-57.

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