Domalys, selected to represent the FrenchTech during the CES of Las Vegas, had the opportunity to present its innovation: Aladin, a smart lamp “with a genie inside”. Explanations…
University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of family medicine Irene Hamrick reports that the number of falls in older adults dropped 48 percent in the 6 months after a yoga class began, compared to the 6 months previous.
Indeed, a study, now online in Complementary Therapies in Medicine, looked at older, rural adults who attended yoga classes in Western Wisconsin.
In 2015 in EU28 it is estimated there were 46 million falls amongst community-dwelling elder people.
Fear of falling is common among the elderly and it can often become a reason for social isolation.
About 1/3 community-dwelling people aged 65 or over fall each year, fall rates increase with age and are higher in long term residential care and hospitals.
Some 30-50% falls result in minor injury, 5% in fractures, 5-6% in other major injury.
The University of Missouri recently developed a new detection system that does not rely on wearable sensors. It monitors the elderly’s movement patterns, thus allowing medical staff to take proactive action against mobility loss. [Read more…] about Researchers from the University of Missouri develop non-wearable fall-detection sensors
The German company Future Shape created SensFloor®, a smart floor that detects falls and immediately sends an alarm signal when a fall occurs. It was specifically conceived for care facilities. This sensitive floor warns the caregivers in case one of the residents falls. The product can also be installed in individuals’ homes. Is could be a suitable solution to secure the environment and allow the elderly to remain home. [Read more…] about SensFloor®: a smart floor to detect falls
Falls are the first cause of accidental death for people over 65 years old. It often affects one’s physical and psychological condition.
People who fall can lose self-confidence. They can fear falling again and they can become isolated. Falling down can have many consequences: they are often serious since they are linked to the gravity of the wound and the state of health of the person.
In what circumstances do older people usually fall? What are the best means to detect and prevent falls? How can someone get up after falling and what can we do to prevent falls?
Find all the answers here.