Assessment of fall risk using a pneumatic pattern generator

  • Maccioni G
  • Giansanti D
  • Macellari V
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Abstract

This paper describes the design and construction of a new equipment for the fall risk investigation. It comprehends a portable device including 3 mono-axial accelerometers and 3 rate-gyroscopes which assesses the trunk sway and provides (Giansanti et al 2005 IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng.) and a pneumatic pressure variation pattern generator. The bench test successfully passed. Preliminary results indicates the feasibility of using the equipment as a tool for the assessment of the fall-risk.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Accidental Falls/prevention & control/statistics
  • Acceleration
  • Biomechanics
  • Calibration
  • Humans
  • Pattern Recognition, Automated
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors

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Authors

  • G Maccioni

  • D Giansanti

  • V Macellari

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