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Aging is a process of adaptation, and throughout this process many body systems and structures are required to adapt its function under a condition of limited neuromuscular and cognitive resources. Tasks of daily life, such as walking or running, as well as fine motor control and recovery from postural instabilities become a challenge with aging, and the fall rate increases. Physical exercise is one of the main interventions to slow down these aging adaptations, and in addition to the physical fitness, manipulation of sensorimotor inputs is also a strategy to minimize the risk of fall. In his talk, Prof. Carpes will show some of the recent studies he performed, as well as other current research projects regarding acute effects of physical exercise and sensorimotor stimulation in elderly.

Contact: andresa.germano@...

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The EU-funded project "SENDA" has its own website with lots of information about the project (German only).

Contact: katrin.mueller@...

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Are you a new student at the institute of Human Movement Science and Health? The mentoring program Start Smart puts you in contact with a mentor who can help you adjust to your courses and campus life at the beginning of your studies. Interested?

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Press Articles

  • Vote for the 2019 PR Image Award

    A photo from Jacob Müller of the Chemnitz University of Technology Press Office has made it to the final selection stage and is in the running for the best PR Image of the Year …

  • Operating on Hips in a Virtual Operating Room

    Researchers from Chemnitz and Bremen are developing a virtual reality simulator for a particularly critical step in hip joint implantation …

  • Ready to Move In, Just in Time for Winter Semester

    The Dormitory at Vettersstraße 66 is open again as of October – brand new single-occupancy rooms offer a micro-bath, refrigerator, microwave, two cooking plates and wi-fi …

  • Running Together for the University

    Compete on behalf of Chemnitz University of Technology at the WiC Company Run on 4 September 2019 – Registration is open until 24 August – TUC running shirts will be available after 26 August …