The purpose of the study is to determine if intermittent compression of the lower legs can help to maintain brain blood flow in an older population when moving to an upright posture. Results from this study will help to determine if intermittent compression can be used as a method to help maintain brain blood flow and potentially reduce the risk of falls in an older population.
Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults in Canada. Falls can occur for many reasons, including poor blood pressure control and reduced blood flow to the brain when standing up. This study is designed to determine if a system that applies intermittent pressure to the lower legs can be used to help maintain blood pressure and brain blood flow when a person stands up. Results from this study may help to create a device for older adults to help promote brain blood flow and reduce the risk of falls.Project Status: Complete