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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Neuromechanics of preventing falls and fall-related fractures

Date: Thursday, Jan 30th
Presenter: Dr. Mike Pavol, Associate Professor, OSU Biological and Population Health Sciences

Abstract


Falls and fall-related fractures are a major health concern for older adults, resulting in a critical need for effective means of preventing these traumatic events. The field of neuromechanics, encompassing biomechanics and motor control, can make key contributions to this end. This seminar will provide an overview of ongoing research efforts related to the neuromechanics of preventing falls and fall-related fractures, with a primary focus on the potential influences of training and exercise.