Comparison of the SWAY Balance Mobile Application to the BESS Balance Assessment in Older Adults

Author(s)

Samantha D. Jansen, Ryan Z. Amick, Danielle C. Stern, & Jeremy A. Patterson, FACSM

Year

2014

Abstract

Balance assessment has commonly been subjective; however, advances in handheld mobile devices have provided objective balance measurement tools. Recently, the SWAY Balance Mobile Application, which utilizes tri-axial accelerometers to determine balance variations, was significantly correlated with the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) for young adults. Older adults have not been assessed.

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