Distinguishing causes of falls using various wearable tri-axial accelerometers


Source: Gait and Posture, online 2013

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Lack of evidence on cause and circumstance of falls can be a barrier to effective prevention strategies. Previous studies have used inertial sensors to automatically detect falls to deliver medical assistance. This study expanded on the idea by developing and evaluating the accuracy of wearable sensor systems for determining the causes of falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Fall prevention in older persons


Source: Continuing Medical Education

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Date of publication:  October 2013 Vol. 31, No. 10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the causes for falls in the elderly, where they are likely to occur and ways of preventing them.

Length of publication: One page

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