This System Predicts Seniors' Falls to Allow For Quicker Responses

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 30, 2016
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A group of researchers working out of the University of Missouri have developed an exceptionally high-tech sensor system that is designed to keep tabs on elderly people's movements and watch out for signs of am imminent fall so that family members and caregivers can come to their aid.

What's great about this particular sensor system is the fact that it doesn't involve any wearable technology. Rather, it comprises an array of sensors located around the home in order to visually monitor occupants' stride, speed and gait in order to be able to latch onto any changes that might be indicative of a fall.

This sensor system offers the wonderful advantage of helping seniors who suffer falls to get treatment in an expedient manner without losing their day-to-day independence around the home.