FallSkip is a biomechanical application, which allows clinicians to evaluate older adults´ fall risk, attributed to their functional state. The system uses an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) integrated in a portable console, which analyses the biomechanical response when performing a modified protocol of the Timed up and Go Test (TGU).
Stems from the IBV´s wide experience from over 40 years innovating in the fields of healthcare technologies & elderly people.
Holistic approach based on functional assessment of daily life activities
Quick and easy to use aimed at any clinical environment
FALL RISK IN OLDER ADULTS
30% of people over 65 and 50% of those over 80 years of age fall at least once a year. In more than 70% of cases, these falls have clinical consequences such as hip fracture which average medical cost is € 8,365 per patient, representing millions of euros on health expenditure.
Allows professionals to screen objectively the risk level of each patient
Enables to undertake preventive and customized clinical interventions
Reduces costs stemmed from social or surgical interventions associated to falls