Those Prone to Falls Fail to Adjust Walking Speed – Smilecast 96

Prone to Falls? Watch Your Environment

Seniors prone to falling might do so because they fail to adjust their walking speed to their vision impairments.

Irish investigators from Trinity College in Dublin divided 17 participants into three groups and made them complete a walking course, once while wearing goggles that blurred their vision and once without the goggles.

The first group comprised five older adults who had fallen at least once in the last year; the second group had six seniors who had not fallen; and the third group had six younger adults who had not experienced falls.