The fall risk in the elderly population has generated a lot of discussion in Finland, but is also a major concern worldwide due to the economic costs of falls.
Studies show that imbalance is perhaps the most significant factor leading to falls, which explains up to half of the risk factors leading to falls. If the risk of a fall is identified in time, it would significantly affect the costs.
Balance measurement provides objective data, which helps to predict balance weakness and the risk of falling. The data makes it possible to identify and prevent up to third of elderly falls and can also have an impact on the quality of injuries.
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