Wearable Technology for MEMs sensors for older adults’ balance @Congress of Biomechanics - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRS)


Abstract: With a 40% increase in the number of deaths by fall between 2005 and 2014, the estimations are to register 100.000 deaths by 2030. The wearable technology by inertial sensors is being studied for the clinical support on the assessment, treatment and remote monitoring of elderly patients. A 25% reduction of these deaths can be estimated if a thorough assessment and clinical intervention are implemented by healthcare providers. However, it's not yet clear, what is the real potential of this technology for the postural balance and fall risk among older adults.