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Using a Wearable Insole Gait Analyzing System for Automated Mobility Assessment for Older People

  • Johannes Oberzaucher
  • Harald Jagos
  • Christian Zödl
  • Walter Hlauschek
  • Wolfgang Zagler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)

Abstract

Falls among the older population are one of the most common causes for injuries, frailty and for morbidity. Fall incidents have various reasons and are often related to decreased mobility and hence an increasing fall risk could be detected in time. The objective of this paper is to show results and future prospects of the funded project “vitaliSHOE” and in detail of an automated multi-sensor-based method to determine fall risk indicators in older people’s gait and body movements.

Keywords

wearable fall risk assessment gait analysis accelerometer ambient assisted living 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Oberzaucher
    • 1
  • Harald Jagos
    • 1
  • Christian Zödl
    • 1
  • Walter Hlauschek
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Zagler
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CEIT RALTECSchwechatAustria
  2. 2.Fortec – Research Group on Rehabilitation TechnologyVienna Univ. of TechnologyViennaAustria

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