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Emerging Trends in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology by Quoc Nam Tran, Hamid R Arabnia

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Chapter 17

Lowering the Fall Rate of the Elderly from Wheelchairs

Thomas Goulding1; Leonidas Deligiannidis2; Peter Sylvester2; Bo Kim3    1 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, USA2 ElderSafe Technologies, Inc., Harvard, MA, USA3 Division of Computer Science, Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, USA

Abstract

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury and death among the 160 million seniors currently residing in Europe and the United States. Existing technologies focus on detecting falls instead of preventing them; however, notification after a fall has taken place does nothing to lower the fall rate among the elderly. ...

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