FRAil - Fall risk assessment

Reference number
Coordinator Region Västerbotten - Arbets- och Beteendemedicinskt Centrum
Funding from Vinnova SEK 697 823
Project duration July 2018 - June 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Medtech4Health: Innovators in the healthcare sector
Call Medtech4Health: Support for Innovators in Care and Healthcare 2018

Purpose and goal

Injurious falls are a major public health problem in Sweden today, something that affects one third of everyone in Sweden over the age of 65 annually and costs almost 25 billion a year. Risk assessment needs to be prioritized and tools needs to be developed to objectively identify individuals with a fall risk in order to initiate treatment and to treatment results. FRAil aims to improve the diagnosis of balance and fall risk, enable treatment / training of balance and evaluate treatment efforts and thereby prevent injurious falls.

Expected results and effects

With support from Medtech4Health and Vinnova, FRAil can be developed from the validated prototype system to a commercializable product verified for use in health care. After the project, FRAil has a given place as a tool for physiotherapists in their work. FRAil has enabled faster and better fallrisk diagnostics with the ability to determine treatment needs, ability to differentiate the offered care and follow up of offered efforts.

Planned approach and implementation

FRAil will be developed from research and validated prototype system to a commercializable product verified for use in health care. Through usercentered development, a commercializable CE branded product is developed along with analyzes of IPR strategies and business strategy.

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