What happens to our walking abilities as we age? How does this affect your chance of falling and what simple things can you do around the house to minimize the chance of falling? Hear a brief overview of current research on walking biomechanics and falls risk and best practices for falls prevention. We will also provide the opportunity for an informal assessment of your walking and falls risk.
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Penn State @611
Meet Your Instructor
Professor Talaty has been involved in human biomechanics research for over 20 years. Specifically, he studies human walking - in the context of pathological gait and how to correct it. This involves the use of assistive devices - such as ankle foot braces, shoe inserts, lower extremity prosthetics and exoskeletons. This has included doing human subject studies as well as computer simulation on high fidelity neuromusculoskeletal models. Professor Talaty conducts his research at MossRehab at Einstein Elkins Park.