Assistive technologies to overcome sarcopenia in ageing
Rachel A Scott, Michele L Callisaya, Gustavo Duque, Peter R Ebeling, David Scott
Maturitas | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2018
Sarcopenia is an age-related decline in skeletal muscle mass and function that results in disability and loss of independence. It affects up to 30% of older adults. Exercise (particularly progressive resistance training) and nutrition are key strategies in preventing and reversing declines in muscle mass, strength and power during ageing, but many sarcopenic older adults fail to meet recommended levels of both physical activity and dietary nutrient intake. Assistive technology (AT) describes devices or systems used to maintain or improve physical functioning. These may help sarcopenic older adults to maintain independence, and also to achieve adequate physical activity and nutrition. There i..View full abstract
This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. Dr. Scott is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship.