Fall risk assessment is used to identify the risk level and risk factors, in order to prevent falls and reduce the chance of injury. Conventional clinical assessments are usually subjective and qualitative. This wearable device could be used to conduct quantitative measurements of balance and those gait parameters to provide comprehensive assessments and recommendations to help prevent elderly fall.
A comprehensive quantitative analysis is usually conducted in a lab with lots of equipment like high-speed cameras and force platforms. Also, the data collected has to be analysed by professionals. These time-consuming processes are difficult to practically integrate into typical clinic practice. This technology provides a portable device that enables a simple, efficient and affordable approach for fall risk assessment.
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