Development of An External Hip Protector for Older Adults with Monitoring and Automatic Fall Notification

Marly Judith Galeano Blanco, Johan Gabriel Duran Caceres, Gianina Garrido Silva, Kevin Sebastian Caceres Mojica, Jessica Gissella Maradey Lazaro

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Abstract

The development of a medical device of great relevance for the elderly population. An external hip protector (PC) with monitoring and automatic fall notification was carried out. The current hip protectors that integrate the automatic notification function are very high cost, so this function is incorporated into the known hip protectors that may have a high incidence on that 20% of older adults who suffer a fall per year. Therefore, this research project aims to develop an external hip protector for older adults with automatic fall monitoring and notification. Finally, a hip protector is developed that meets the needs such as: prevention of hip fracture during a fall, automatic fall detection for subsequent notification to the caregiver of the user taking into account factors such as comfort, price, functionality and reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 9th International Congress of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, CIIMA 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsLuz Alejandra Magre Colorado
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194967
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Congress of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, CIIMA 2020 - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Duration: 4 Nov 20206 Nov 2020

Publication series

Name2020 9th International Congress of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, CIIMA 2020 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference9th International Congress of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, CIIMA 2020
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityCartagena de Indias
Period4/11/206/11/20

Keywords

  • biomedical devices
  • External hip protector
  • older adult

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