Archive | Falls and technology related publications

Sensor technologies aiming at fall prevention in institutionalized old adults: a synthesis of current knowledge.

Kosse NM, Brands K, Bauer JM, Hortobagyi T, Lamoth CJ. Int J Med Inform. 2013 Sep;82(9):743-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2013.06.001. Abstract BACKGROUND: Falls are a serious health problem in old adults especially in nursing home residents and hospitalized patients. To prevent elderly from falling, sensors have been increasingly used in intramural care settings. However, there is no […]

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Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS)

M.E. Bowen, J. Craighead, C.A. Wingrave, W.D. Kearns. Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) to improve fall detection. Gerontechnology 2010; 9(4):464-471. doi:10.4017/gt.2010. Objective To determine whether a Real Time Locating System (RTLS) can be used to accurately detect a fall and discuss the application of RTLS as a fall detection system in the home and health care […]

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