Age 60+ participants wanted for study in falls prevention

Published: Tuesday 26th July 2016

We are looking for participants aged 60 and older for our STOP FALLS (Study Towards Opportunities for Prevention of FALLS). Falling is a huge problem for modern day society. Our research team has set up the STOP FALLS program to seek a multi disciplinary solution for this problem. With lessons learned from motor control and psychology, we attempt to assist in healthy ageing. And we cannot do this without the help of the ACU community!

If you fit the following description (or know someone who does), please consider becoming involved:

  • You are 60 years or older
  • You have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • You are able to stand and walk without a walking aid and have no known balance disorders, lower limb injuries or signs of cognitive decline

We will invite you for an assessment at the School of Exercise Science (Brisbane Campus) that will take approximately 1-2 hours of your time. Furthermore, we will ask you to record the details of any falls that you may experience over the following 12-month period.

With this assessment, you can gain insight into your own balance and locomotor capabilities. Also you can benefit from having vision and cognition professionally assessed.

If you are willing to participate, or know someone that would be, please contact Steven van Andel (