WEARABLE DEVICES COULD PREDICT RISK FOR SENIOR FALLS

By | 21 January 2017

Wearable devices could predict risk for senior falls – UPI.com

The Apple Watch is among the devices that measure motion. A study found these wearable devices can predict older participants’ risk of falling, which could be used to help prevent future falls.
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Wearable devices could predict risk for senior falls

July 12 (UPI) — Wearable devices with motion sensors can predict older participants’ risk of falling, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign found that measuring unsteadiness in standing and walking can predict the most common injury among adults 65 and older.
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Wearable device can predict older adults’ risk of falling

Falls are the most common cause of injury in older adults, and can create ongoing health problems. But treatment and awareness of falling usually happens after a fall has already occurred.
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Wearable devices could predict risk for senior falls – The

Wearable devices with motion sensors can predict older participants’ risk of falling, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana …
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Wearable device can predict older adults’ risk of falling

Wearable device can predict older adults’ risk of falling Every year, more than one in three individuals aged 65 and older will experience a fall. Falls are the most common cause of injury in older adults, and can create ongoing health problems.
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Wearable device can predict older adults’ risk of falling

As a part of the NIH’s Women’s Health Initiative, researchers wanted to see if they could predict an individual’s risk of falling so that preventative measures could be taken to reduce this risk.
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Wearable Device Can Predict Older Adults’ Risk of Falling

A wearable device with motion sensors could predict which over-60 women are likely to fall – and knowing that means they could do preventative rehabilitation exercises that …
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Wearable Device can Predict Older Adults’ Risk of Falling

They found that data extracted automatically from the devices could accurately predict the participants’ risk of falling, as measured by physical examinations of unsteadiness in standing and walking. Their findings were published in Nature Digital Medicine.
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Long-term senior use of xanax, valium poses dependency

Long-term senior use of xanax, valium poses dependency risk, study says One in four seniors prescribed benzodiazepine drugs used them for at least year, raising the risk for falls, car crashes and
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Study: Wearable accelerometers could quantify seniors

Each participant’s fall risk was classified as “high” or “low” based on their scores on the Short Physical Performance Battery assessment and self-reported history of falls within the previous year.
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Wearable technology and ECG processing for fall risk

Wearable technology and ECG processing for fall risk assessment, prevention and detection. Melillo P, Castaldo R, Sannino G, Orrico A, de Pietro G, Pecchia L. Falls represent one of the most common causes of injury-related morbidity and mortality in later life.
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Wearables for Elderly | Wearable Technologies

Technology; Wearables for Elderly. By. It is worn as a wristband and aims to predict the early signs of ill health. You can now know your loved one heart rate at any given time and have the chance to prevent the worse. Old people have tendency to fall and injure themselves.
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Small device with motion sensors can predict older adults

They found that data extracted automatically from the devices could accurately predict the participants’ risk of falling, as measured by physical examinations of unsteadiness in standing and walking.
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