Royal Society Research Grant: Sleep quality & Centre-of-Pressure sway
Poor sleep quality and pattenr causes several health problems and sleep disturbances increase the risk of falling.
However, no studies developed a model to explain how poor sleep quality increases the risk of falling while rising-up from a bed or chair, which account for up to 30% of in-door accidental falls.
This study prelimnary explroed for the first time associations between Sleep quality & Centre-of-Pressure sway in order to develop mathematical models to assess the risk of falling.
In particular, this grant supported the acquisition of a state of the art wearable monitor for monitoring physiological signals (i.e. EEG, ECG, EOG, EMG, SpO2, GSR, Actigraphy).