Postural balance in elderly evaluated in a force platform: the vestibular system and its importance in the aging process

André Novo, Eugénia Mendes, Leonel Preto, Miguel Monteiro, Ana Azevedo, João Correia & José De Paz
Objective: Balance dysfunction remains a significant factor for disability in the elderly [ref:4]. Several mechanisms have been proposed do explain the changes in balance during aging. Balance disorders represent a growing public health problem due to the association with falls and fall related[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]