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Context aware falls risk assessment: A case study comparison

Authors: 

Brenda Reginatto, Matthew Patterson, Kenneth Taylor, Dermot Power, Yusuke Komaba, Akohiro Inomta, Brian Caulfield

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
This paper describes three retrospective case studies to illustrate the potential clinical value of a system capable of capturing objective gait metrics and environment data from older adults with a history of falls while they go about their daily lives. Participants in this study wore an inertial sensor above each ankle and a wearable camera around their neck for seven consecutive days. Selected metrics are presented to illustrate scenarios where the data collected by the system could be of clinical value. Evidence suggests that obtaining objective gait metrics and environment data from older adults may not only allow healthcare professionals to assess gait more accurately, but also to design treatment plans and falls prevention strategies that are more specifically tailored to each individual.
Conference Name: 
37th Annual International Conference of the IEEEā€¦ 2015
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319631
Publication Date: 
01/01/2015
Research Group: 
Institution: 
National University of Ireland, Dublin (UCD)
Open access repository: 
No