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Fall Detector for the Elder

Type of activity
Competitive project
Acronym
FATE
Funding entity
Commission of European Communities
Funding entity code
CIP-297178-FATE
Amount
99.236,04 €
Start date
2012-03-01
End date
2015-02-28
Keywords
Bluetooth, ZigBee, accelerometer, care service, elder people, fall detection, fall prevention, wireless technology
URL
http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/297178 Open in new window
Abstract
The ultimate goal of FATE - FAll DeTector for the Elderly project is to widely validate an innovative and efficient ICT-based solution focused on improving the elder's quality of life by an accurate detection of falls in ageing people, both at home and outdoors. This will be done by implementing an accurate, portable and usable fall detector that runs a complex and specific algorithm to accurately detect falls, and a robust and reliable telecommunications layer based in ZigBee and Bluetooth technologies, capable of sending alarms when the user is both inside and outside the home. The system will be complemented by secondary elements such as a bed presence sensor or the i- Walker, an intelligent robotic walker, with the entire system ensuring successful prevention and detection of falls in all circumstances. The system will be tested and validated in 3 pilot studies involving real living scenarios, one in each of 3 different EU countries (Spain, Italy and Ireland), in close collaboration with the relevant public authorities (regional authorities in Spain, municipalities in Italy and National authorities in Ireland). For the sake of an efficient and significant validation, the pilot test will select 175 individuals with high risk of falling.
Scope
Europa
Plan
Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
Call year
2012
Funding call
Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP)
Grant institution
European Commission

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