Archive | Falls and technology related publications

Perception, satisfaction and utilization of the VALUE home telehealth service

Finkelstein SM, Speedie SM, Zhou X, Potthoff S, Ratner ER. Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare, 2011, vol./is. 17/6(288-92), 1357-633X;1758-1109 (2011). Abstract We conducted a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the perception, satisfaction and utilization of a home telehealth service for frail elderly people living independently in their home communities.

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One walk a year to 1000 within a year: continuous in-home unobtrusive gait assessment of older adults.

Kaye J, Mattek N, Dodge H, Buracchio T, Austin D, Hagler S, Pavel M, Hayes T. Gait & Posture, February 2012, vol./is. 35/2(197-202), 0966-6362;1879-2219. Abstract Physical performance measures predict health and function in older populations. Walking speed in particular has consistently predicted morbidity and mortality.

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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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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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