Falls among the elderly occur frequently. Approximately 30% of people over 65 falls accidentally each year and for those over 80 this rate raises up to 50%. Falls are an important factor in the health limitations of the elderly due to high morbidity caused by physical and psychological consequences; loss of independence and even death. The fallguard project proposes a new generation fall detector which is expected to effectively minimize the consequences of falls in the elderly. FallGuard would automatically detect a fall and immediately activate a safety system to ensure minimal injury to the fall victim. Furthermore, it would also send SOS signal to health services, so as to allow an early intervention.
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Dr. Jaiteg Singh