A group of scientists and researchers working out of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology over in Germany have invented an innovative and high-tech wrist-worn sensor that is designed to protect senior citizens by helping to reduce their chances of suffering falls.
This particular wrist-worn sensor is embedded with an array of motion sensors that study the wearer's movements whilst also analyzing their stability and limb coordination. It then combines these readings with GPS data to assess the wearer's risk of falling.
The idea behind this wrist-worn sensor is that it can identify patterns in movements and environmental interactions that can increase a senior's risk of falling, with this data then being used to recommend preventive strategies ranging from medical interventions to behavioral training.
This Wrist-Worn Sensor Assesses Seniors' Likelihood of Suffering Falls
1. Wrist-worn Fall Prevention - Developing wearables with sensors that can detect patterns in the wearer's movements to help prevent falls and injuries in senior citizens.
2. Motion Sensor Analytics - Using motion sensors to study the movements, stability and coordination of senior citizens to determine their likelihood of suffering falls.
3. Preventive Senior Care - Developing preventive strategies that combine medical interventions with behavioral training for senior citizens based on their risk of falling.
1. Healthcare - Implementing wrist-worn fall prevention devices in hospitals, nursing homes, and senior care facilities for daily monitoring and identification of high-risk patients.
2. Wearable Technology - Designing and manufacturing affordable and convenient wrist-worn sensors for senior citizens to wear as part of their daily routine.
3. Fitness and Rehabilitation - Using motion sensor analytics to improve physical therapy treatments and fitness programs for senior citizens, focusing on strength, balance, and coordination exercises.