How can modern technologoy contribute to reduction of falls among senior citizens?

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Coordinator SP SVERIGES TEKNISKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB - Mätteknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration January 2015 - August 2015
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

The purpose of MoTFall is to find solutions to reduce the societal costs of falls among elderly (currently 9.5 billion SEK/ year), and relieve the suffering of fall accidents on individuals, with the help of modern technology We have identified three interesting pilot applications: - Measuring systems for early detection of increased fall risk and choice of intervention - Support for increased ownership of your own situation including personalized training, leading to empowering the senior. - Competence development system - education for healthcare staff

Results and expected effects

Developed solutions will generate new revenue and business opportunities for the participating companies. The knowledge developed in the project will be used for other diagnostic areas. A broad approach to the challenge is needed. MoTFall have gathered actors with various competences In order to achieve a change in the number of falls and reduce the costs for society, awareness of falls and how to prevent them must be raised by knowledge dissemination to individuals and politicians. MoTFall will take an integral part in making this happen

Approach and implementation

The project has looked broadly at the challenge and included different types of players through the following activities: -Identified solutions of particular interest through cross disciplinary workshops and smaller meetings -Review of international (especially European) initiatives -Validation of the potential of the technology through technical tests in cooperation between industry and clinical competence

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2014-04306

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