Evaluation of Accelerometer-Based Fall Detection Algorithms on Real-World Falls

Fabio Bagalà, Clemens Becker, Angelo Cappello, Lorenzo Chiari, Kamiar Aminian, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Wiebren Zijlstra, Jochen Klenk. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037062. Abstract Despite extensive preventive efforts, falls continue to be a major source of morbidity and mortality among elderly. Real-time detection of falls and their urgent communication to a telecare center may enable rapid […]

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European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

The European Commission has identified active and healthy ageing as a major societal challenge common to all European countries, and an area which presents considerable potential for Europe to lead the world in providing innovative responses to this challenge. The conference “European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing: From Plan to Action” covered issues […]

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Validity of a Smartphone-based instrumented Timed Up and Go

Mellone S., Tacconi C., Chiari L. (2012) Validity of a Smartphone-based instrumented Timed Up and Go. Gait & Posture. Highlights ► We compare a Smartphone-embedded accelerometer with a commercial ambulatory monitoring device. ► We evaluate the Smartphone validity on Timed Up and Go test parameters already used in the literature. ► We find good statistical […]

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