Active Aging Program
- From January 2006 to Present
- Team members: Filomena Carnide, Fátima Ramalho, Helô André, Maria Machado, Vera Moniz Pereira and António Veloso
Within the Locomotion and falls in elderly people, an epidemiological and biomechanical assessment of risk factors has been conducted. The subjects have been recruited from various Senior Institutions from Lisbon, to participate in a multidisciplinary study, in order to determine predictive factors for falls incidence regarding general and visual health, functional fitness and physical activity. This evaluation has been performed through questionnaires, field tests, laboratory tests and optometry measures.