In this campaign, VU Amsterdam is represented by two projects through the new VUfonds. One of them is the research on fall prevention in the elderly by Professor of Mobility in Ageing Mirjam Pijnappels.
Innovative methods to predict fall risk
One in three elderly people over the age of 65 fall at least once a year, often with serious consequences. In order to reduce the occurrence of falls and injuries, Pijnappels and her team are researching the effects of ageing on balance, stamina and the quality of daily movements. With the results of the research, innovative methods are developed to predict and prevent falling.
In this video Mirjam Pijnappels talks about her research and its significance for active and healthy ageing:.