Frailty and Falls

FRAIL Pilot Evaluation (Part 3)

This article is part of a series, covering FRAIL pilot evaluation. You can read part 1 here, and part two here. The FRAIL pilot testing took place in France and Germany, from April until November 2019. Fall Detection In our pilot study, we used Huawei smartwatch with the LOLA App by Qolware. Many comparable devices on the market fail to provide a reliable automatic fall detection.  One of the reasons might be the need to take into account the fall context and environment. Increasing the sensitivity of a fall detection algorithm can allow the system to detect also soft falls. The…
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FRAIL Pilot Evaluation (Part 2)

This article is part of a series, covering FRAIL pilot evaluation. The first article can be found here. The FRAIL pilot testing took place in France and Germany, from April until November 2019. To assess the participants’ sociodemographic status, their opinion about health monitoring, and the impact of the usage of the Lola App on the frailty of the user we created two questionnaires. The participants filled the first one, an Assessment Grid on the first day of the experiment. Three weeks later, on the last day of the experiment, participants filled the Post Questionnaire. Questionnaires The Assessment Grid Questionnaire…
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Woman using smartwatch

FRAIL Pilot Evaluation (Part 1)

The FRAIL Pilot study took place in France and Germany, between April and November 2019. Elderly adults living in a senior residence, nursing homes, retirement homes, and private homes agreed to wear a smartwatch with a prototype version of the LOLA App for three weeks. In total, 132 individuals took part in the study. Participants filled out questionnaires before and after the observation period and completed a fall diary in case of a fall during the period. In France, Pilots have been conducted by MADoPA in private homes, senior residence, and retirement homes all across the country. The following table…
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TUM at GAMMA

FRAIL at Gamma-Congress in Munich

On the 6th and 7th of March 2020, the Chair of Human Movement Science participated in the third congress of GAMMA (Society of the analysis of human motor skills and their clinical application) with this year's leading theme “Movement Analysis: Clinic – Everyday Life – Sports”. The motor skills play an important role in everyday life as well as in sports. They contribute significantly to the quality of life and participation in society. The GAMMA congress is dedicated to the topics of movement and motor skills. However, the congress provides different perspectives, such as clinical movement analysis, prosthetics, and orthotics.…
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