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FATE

FATE “Fall Detector For the Elderly” is a project with a very well identified objective: the correct detection of the falls occurring with elderly people.

Apart of the identification of the falls, FATE complementary main objectives are the contribution to the reduction of the fear of falling and the prevention of the long lie syndrome.

The FATE System will be able to detect falls both at home and outside. The System consists on a highly sensitive fall detector based in accelerometers running a specific detection algorithm, with sensitivity of 98.88% and specifically near 100% in fall detection. This main element is complemented by a telecommunications layer based in wireless technologies, able to send alarms when the falls are produced both at home and outside home via 3G or GPRS protocol. Detected falls will be automatically communicated to relatives or Health providers (112) through the specific call centers. If the user is outside home, the mobile phone will also send the location through antenna triangulation.

In persons suffering the biggest gait difficulties, the system will also be complemented by the i-Walker, an intelligent walker designed to minimize the risk of falls of those elders with greatest gait difficulties.

FATE will be tested through three big pilots in three different countries (Spain, Ireland and Italy) with different, but complementary, Health management system approaches and models.

For more information: Project Fate
 

Start date: 01/03/2012 - End date: 28/02/2015

BudgetFundingCoordinator
4.410.001 €CIP ICT-PSPUPC

Entities

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

EMERGENCY RESPONSE LIMITED

COOPERATIVA SOCIALE COOSS MARCHE ONLUS SOCIETA COOPERATIVA PER AZIONI

MFKK INVENTION AND RESEARCH CENTER SERVICES COMPANY LIMITED

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY

FLOWLAB PROYECTOS DE INNOVACION SL

Gema Active Business Solutions S.L.

FUNDACIO TICSALUT

FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA

SISTEMA D'EMERGENCIES MEDIQUES