Fall Forecasting: Can Falls Be Predicted Before They Happen? 

Nearly 20,000 people die from unintentional falls every year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult in the US is seen at an emergency department for a fall-related injury, and one out of five falls causes a serious injury such as a … [Read more...]

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What Are the Best Safety Alert Devices with Fall Detection?

Q. My neighbor Suzanne is an avid jogger. I always see her out jogging early in the morning while I’m walking my pups. She’s got all the gear, including one of those newer Apple Watches.The other day, Suzanne was speed-walking … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: How Do You Get a Loved One to Wear a Fall Prevention Device?

Dear Angel,I am thinking of buying my mother a smartwatch with fall prevention features on it for her birthday, but I'm worried she won't wear it. What is the likelihood that seniors in general actually wear these … [Read more...]

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Laser Shoes, Magic Carpets, & More: Technology to Combat Falls

Q. My parents are snowbirds. Every spring, I pick them up at the Lorton Auto Train and drop them off at their home, and in November, they go back to Florida for the winter. My father has had Parkinson’s for almost 20 years now, … [Read more...]

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A New White House Report on Technology for Seniors

Technology is playing a larger role in the lives of seniors, enabling them to be engaged, connected, mentally active, and physically safe. In fact, boomers are a part of one of the fastest growing demographics in terms of usage of … [Read more...]

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