Skip to main content

Table 2 Mean (SD) sway measures (mm) for young and older participants, as determined from Swaymeter recordings.

From: Validity and reliability of the Swaymeter device for measuring postural sway

  Young (n = 11)   Old (n = 29)
  Floor   Foam   Floor   Foam
  Eyes open Eyes closed   Eyes open Eyes closed   Eyes open Eyes closed   Eyes open Eyes closed
AP displacement 15.98
(5.35)
19.17
(8.71)
  22.86
(10.11)
33.48
(13.45)
  20.36+
(6.99)
26.09*
(10.79)
  25.90
(7.86)
46.80*
(19.51)
ML displacement 12.61
(5.24)
15.64
(8.54)
  19.83
(6.31)
29.17
(10.64)
  23.08*
(11.50)
27.07*
(15.43)
  32.93*
(17.79)
52.02*
(23.42)
Path length 59.33
(25.98)
83.97
(34.08)
  108.27
(46.72)
195.03
(51.81)
  106.00*
(44.96)
135.08*
(62.91)
  186.54*
(74.25)
359.36*
(169.72)
  1. *significantly different to Young (p < 0.01)
  2. +significantly different to Young (p < 0.05)