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Fall Detector for the Elderly

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Type FP7-ICT 287361


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The iStoppFalls consortium and project will develop an embedded AAL system that can predict and prevent falls by monitoring mobility-related activities and other risk factors of falls in real-life. Beyond continuous fall risk monitoring, this enables tailoring individualized exercise programs coached by iStoppFalls.
The Senior Mobility Monitor, as a component of the system, will unobtrusively and continuously monitor mobility in daily life. It will evaluate quantitative information on frequency, duration and type of mobility activities and qualitative information on balance function and muscle power. The device is an inertial sensor system which can be worn as a necklace without restrictions. This way, the SMM provides continuous monitoring and trend analysis of potential fall risk indicators. It provides information on the effect of the training exercises for daily life of the user, and gives feedback to the training system to tailor exercises.