iStoppFalls consortium and project
will develop an embedded AAL system that can predict and prevent falls
by monitoring mobility-related activities and other risk factors of falls in
real-life. Beyond continuous fall risk monitoring, this enables tailoring
individualized exercise programs coached by iStoppFalls.
Senior Mobility Monitor as a
component of the iStoppFalls system will unobtrusively and continuously
monitor mobility in daily life. It will evaluate quantitative information
on frequency, duration and type of mobility activities and qualitative
information on balance function and muscle power. The device is an inertial
sensor system which can be worn as a necklace without restrictions. This way, the SMM provides continuous monitoring and trend analysis of potential fall risk indicators. It provides information on the effect of the
training exercises for daily life of the user, and gives feedback to the
training system to tailor exercises.
the other hand, our PC/Kinect based fall
preventive exercise game (Exergame) will facilitate real preventive
exercise training (3 times a week), where data is acquired by unobtrusive
sensing by the Kinect together with biomechanical modeling and optional
heart rate data.
eHealth platform and the included
Knowledge Based System for Fall Prediction & Prevention correlates
these two types of mobility analysis information (SMM & Exergame), and in
turn provides sufficient data to perform a trend analysis of these exercise
entities, thus evidencing valid fall prediction & sustainable fall
is completed by an innovative iTV
application which will present advanced reasoning based on all the relevant
data mentioned above to the users at home (personal health advisor), and
thus provide all the necessary information for individualized fall prediction
& prevention and other related components (eg. an e-inclusion module).
main evaluation study will analyze
several falls related aspects and shall provide evidences for a successful dissemination
and exploitation. All of these activities are complemented by a focused
transfer program and monitored by the project management.