Non-invasive assessment of hip fracture risk in elderly people [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof MG Pandy; Prof E Seeman; A/Prof RK Begg; Dr PV Lee; Dr R Zebaze

Brief description No falls, no fractures - this will be the main benefit of the proposed research. The most significant outcome will be new computational tools to improve current understanding of the biomechanics of falls and bone fragility in elderly people, which, in turn, will help to reduce healthcare costs associated with the treatment and management of hip fractures. Realistic models and computer simulations of human movement can play a pivotal role in three of Australia's largest industries: healthcare, through the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders; sports, through the development of personalized training programs for elite athletes; and entertainment, through the development of video/digital games and animated films.

Funding Amount $545,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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