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This Wrist-Worn Sensor Assesses Seniors' Likelihood of Suffering Falls

 - Nov 15, 2018
References: kit.edu & newatlas
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.