Angular Sway Propagation in One Leg Stance and Quiet Stance with Inertial Measurement Units for Older Adults

Kong, Weisheng ;   Sessa, Salvatore ;   Zhang, Di ;   Zecca, Massimiliano ;   Cosentino, Sarah ;   Ishii, Hiroyuki ;   Magistro, Daniele ;   Takeuchi, Hikaru ;   Kawashima, Ryuta ;   Takanishi, Atsuo

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeingAssistive technology for the ageing population

Postural stability degrades with age, threating the health and life quality of the older adults. One Leg Stance (OLS) is one of the standard...

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Automatic vs. Clinical Assessment of Fall Risk in Older Individuals: A Proof of Concept

Rivolta, Massimo Walter ;   Aktaruzzaman, Md ;   Rizzo, Giovanna ;   Lafortuna, Claudio Lorenzo ;   Ferrarin, Maurizio ;   Bovi, Gabriele ;   Bonardi, Daniela Rita ;   Sassi, Roberto

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing falls

Falling in elderly is a worldwide major problem because it can lead to severe injuries, and even sudden death. Fall risk prediction would provide...

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Camera-Based Fall Detection using a Particle Filter

Debard, Glen ;   Baldewijns, Greet ;   Goedemé, Toon ;   Tuytelaars, Tinne ;   Vanrumste, Bart

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsAssistive technology for the ageing population

More than thirty percent of persons over 65 years fall at least once a year and are often not able to get up again. The lack of timely aid...

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Can a Visual Biofeedback System based on Predictive Information Improve Postural Performance?

D'Anna, Carmen ;   Schmid, Maurizio ;   Scorza, Andrea ;   Goffredo, Michela ;   Sciuto, Salvatore Andrea ;   Conforto, Silvia

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsTechnologies for active ageing

The aim of this study is to assess if predictive information can be used to implement visual biofeedback (VBF) systems to improve postural...

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Context Focused Older Adult Mobility and Gait Assessment

Taylor, Kenneth ;   Reginatto, Brenda ;   Patterson, Matt ;   Power, Dermot ;   Komaba, Yusuke ;   Maeda, Kazuho ;   Inomata, Akihiro ;   Caulfield, Brian

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsGerontechnologyInnovations in active ageing

This paper presents an initial overview of insights gained into how older adults mobilize in the home and community, based on data from inertial...

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Gait Analysis and Estimation of Changes in Fall Risk Factors

Similä, Heidi ;   Immonen, Milla Sinikka ;   Merilahti, Juho Markus ;   Petäkoski-Hult, Tuula

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing falls

Falls are a major problem for older adults. A continuous gait monitoring that provides fall risk assessment would allow timely interventions...

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