Falls are the main cause of injuries among elderly people, but new technology offers a solution. The EU-funded SensAction-AAL project has developed a solution that involves using a wearable, wireless-enabled device equipped with motion sensors to monitor people susceptible to falls. The information can then be used to help patients perform rehabilitation exercises to improve their balance and mobility, evaluate the progression of a disorder or, crucially, alert emergency services, doctors or relatives in the event of a fall. The consortium is interested in finding investment partners to help conduct more extensive clinical trials and develop a commercial version of the full system.
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