Source: Medical Engineering and Physics, 2015, online
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Date of publication: March 2015
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: The practical use of fall monitoring equipment is limited due to accuracy, usability, cost and the possible stigma attached to them. This paper proposes a fall sensor concept that can be embedded in the user’s footwear. It discusses algorithms, software and hardware developed. Software performance is illustrated using results of a series of functional tests, which show that the developed sensor can be used for the accurate measurement of various mobility and gait parameters and that falls are detected accurately.
Length of publication: 1 page
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