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Step training via video helps lower fall risk

Concerned about the risk of falls among older people, a research team wanted to find out if a video game would improve stepping ability and be used by people in their homes. In background information, they noted that falling has been associated with impaired stepping when an external perturbation disturbed balance. Examples of impaired stepping are stepping in the wrong direction or hitting the opposite leg during a crossover movement when trying to prevent falling.

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