Functional mobility is affected by age and sickness but also by environmental obstacles. In order to maintain a sufficiant physical activity level, independance and a quality of life, we need to identify the factors that cause mobility changes in elderly population. This identification would reduce falls and the fear of falling.
Laboratory research enables to understand mechanisms behing mobility reduction in the aging or sick population. However, the causes are not the same in a lab environment compared to real house or community environment. It was then crucial to engage research in that specific area.
This is a unique aspect of our research since we are studying mobility in people's everyday life. The main objective is to provide enlightment and new perspectives on daily mobility obstacles in healthy aging people and with Parkinson's Disease.