Smart Belt Monitors Balance To Prevent Falls By Elderly Patients
Motion sensors can now help detect anomalies in senior's walking behavior to warn of future risks.
For those who are elderly or suffer from inner-ear conditions, a day-to-day fear is the loss of balance which with age can lead to serious injuries. But the engineers at Texas Tech have figured out how to prevent that risk before it arises with belt-sized wireless sensors that analyze particular posture and walking habits, and signal any physiological anomalies that might put someone at risk.
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