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Elderly Risk Assessment of Falls with BSN , L. Atallah1

Summary: Elderly Risk Assessment of Falls with BSN
R.C. King1
, L. Atallah1
, C. Wong1
, F. Miskelly2
and G-Z. Yang1
Department of Computing1
, Charing Cross Hospital2
Imperial College London
Abstract- Due to the natural aging process, the risks associated
with falling can increase significantly. For the elderly, this
usually marks a rapid deterioration of their health. While
there are identified strategies that can be adopted to reduce the
number of falls, it is still not possible to prevent all falls.
Clinically, the Tinetti Gait and Balance Assessment has been
widely used to assess the risk of falls in elderly by examining
balance and gait. This paper presents our initial results of
using an ear-worn BSN sensor to detect aspects of the Tinetti


Source: Atallah, Louis - Department of Computing, Imperial College, London


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences