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The Ecology of Falls in Older Adults

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Drawing on real-life evidence on falls in older adults, Dr. Robinovitch will discuss how to avoid injury in the event of a fall.

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Falls are common across the human lifespan, and while most falls do not result in serious injury, they always create the potential for catastrophic injuries. Drawing on real-life evidence on how falls occur in older adults, this Cafe Scientifique will engage the audience in dialogue on established and emerging strategies, at the individual and societal levels, for avoiding falls, and for avoiding injury in the event of a fall.

Stephen Robinovitch, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at SFU, and a former Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Mobility Biomechanics. Robinovitch’s research uses the tools of biomechanics to advance our understanding of the cause and prevention of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults, including hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries. Working with colleagues at Fraser Health, Robinovitch has led a cohort study in long-term care that involves collecting and analyzing video footage of nearly 3000 real-life falls. He has also conducted pioneering research on the design and evaluation of wearable hip protectors and compliant flooring for preventing fall-related injuries. More recently, Robinovitch has examined falls in babies, and head impacts in ice hockey.

January 27th 2021

5:00-6:30PM

via Zoom

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