Tinetti Assessment Tool Base on Wireless Sensor Network

Yundong Xuan, Zhan Zhao, Zhen Fang, Zhihong Xu, Fangmin Sun
2013 Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer, Networks and Communication Engineering (ICCNCE 2013)   unpublished
Falls are a common experience for the elderly. Falls in the elderly can be reduced by early enrollment in fall prevention programs. Identifying people at high fall risk before they have actually fallen would allow earlier enrollment in fall prevention programs and possibly prevent or delay the onset of repetitive falls. To identify those at high fall risk, measures are needed that can easily be obtained without actually inducing falls. Tinetti assessment tools used for fall-risk screening in
more » ... erly persons is based on visual observation and/or timing of physical performance. In this study we design a risk of falling assessment system based on smart shoes and we give a method to classify the items in the Tinetti Gait assessment tool table.
doi:10.2991/iccnce.2013.44 fatcat:embv5vezsbbnvbgfjcpbhhrmmi