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Smart cameras detect seniors falls in their home

These smart cameras will be very useful knowing that every year, falls among seniors lead to death, fractures and unfortunately can lead to the entrance into autonomy loss, in addition to the expensive costs associated with this situation.

A new study published by Dr. Dantoine, head of the geriatric center of the CHU Limoges focuses on technology which increase the autonomy of elderly. This technological advance suggests smart cameras that detect any abnormal behavior of the elder in their home. Activated 24 hours a day, the cameras emit an alert to a confidential platform that transmits the information to the assigned healthcare team.

In order to respect the privacy of the elder, a strict procedure and the encryption of images ensure respect of the privacy of the person.

When we know that ⅓ people over the age of 65, as well as half of those over the age of 80, can count one (or more) falls per year, these smart cameras will quickly become a source of comfort for families whose elders are still at home. In addition, it has been shown that the faster we intervene following a fall, where the elder can not stand up alone, the less physical and psychological consequences this elder will keep.

The study also highlights that these cameras can detect almost all falls, including situational falls in order to understand the source and thus adequately target prevention strategies.

When we know the average bill for a regular hospitalization in Quebec costs $ 5,632, it is easy to understand why this multi-level project focused on the economic, medical and economic aspect