New Fall Alarm for Seniors

A fall alarm for seniors is a fall alarm wristband that elderly wear so that their walking pattern can be tracked.

  Technology used at BMW’s assembly line is transferred to a new fall alarm for seniors that can accurately indicate if an elderly is at increased risk of falling. Declining cognitive function increases the risk of fall. The possible causes are medication, lack of sleep or dementia. This is a disturbing safety problem for elderly …

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Hip protecting airbags

Hip’Air - a hip protector by Helite

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on 7 January, French company Helite launched Hip’Air, a safety product for the elderly. Hip’Air, a hip protecting airbag, is designed to prevent hip fractures. It is a wearable belt with a sensor and two airbags. Within 80 milliseconds of detecting the wearer is about to fall, the airbags …

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