Fall Detection Device

As their agility deteriorates, elderly face a greater risk of falling in daily life and are more vulnerable to serious injuries.
To address this issue, the team is making use of technology to enhance safety for the elderly. A device is being developed as an accessory to be clipped onto a watch. It will keep track of its bearer’s orientation so that any falling motion can be detected instantly. It can wirelessly activate the user’s smart phone and automatically make calls to the designated numbers once a fall is detected, enabling attention and treatment to be given more promptly.

由於反應敏捷度下降,長者失足跌倒的機會較一般人高,而一旦跌倒,後果可能非常嚴重。
針對這個問題,本項目團隊希望運用科技,提升長者的安全。他們設計的裝置可扣上手錶,追蹤長者動作的方向,藉此偵測任何失足情況。一旦偵測到失足,裝置可透過無線信號連接長者的智能手機,自動撥打電話給指定號碼。這裝置有助令跌倒的長者及時獲得照料和治理。

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