Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Rantakokko, Merja
Organisation Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulu
Projektets titel Gait features in different environments contributing to participation in outdoor activities in old Age (GaitAge)
Beslutnr 330185
Beslutsdatum 27.05.2020
Finansierings period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Finansiering 414 197
Beskrivning av projektet
Association between environmental features and participation in physical activity have been shown. However, previous studies have not studied how environment influence on walking at individual level. The aims are, to 1) test validity of new “GaitPod” to assess gait biomechanics among older people; 2) study changes in gait biomechanics in laboratory, level environment outdoors, hilly environment, and every-day living environment nearby the participant home; 3) study whether alterations in gait biomechanics are associated with life-space mobility (an indicator of participation in outdoor activities) among older people. The study is conducted at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences School of Health and Social Studies, in collaboration with University of Jyväskylä and Tampere University. This project will generate new scientific knowledge on person-environment interaction and equal opportunities for participation in outdoor activities among older people.