Older adults’ perceptions of technologies for falls prevention and detection

Source: International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2014, Vol 83 no 6 p. 416-426

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic review looked at new technologies aimed at preventing falls, detecting falls and alarms after a fall, as well as those technologies created or adapted to be proactive in preventing falls from happening. There are often barriers to those technologies being used by people aged 50 and above. These barriers can anything from attitudes to personal independence and perceived need for safety, as well as usability, cost and what feedback the devices provide.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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