I-DONT-FALL: Integrated falls prevention and detection solutions

This project aims to create an integrated platform of HW/SW components for the prevention and detection of falls in elderly patients or patients especially prone to this pathology.

I-DONT-FALL is supported by a 15-member consortium from all over Europe, coordinated by Engineering which also contributes with its solution AREAS.

The technological partners in the project will provide their innovative solutions to be integrated into the new platform which will then be tested by several healthcare organizations on 500 users from different countries, cultures, age groups and fall risk factors.

The platform will allow personalization of ICT solutions for the detection and prevention of falls according to the needs of target groups and relative risk factors. Basically, the patients, who will be over 65s,will have use of new generation sensors and walking aids that are suited to their needs for detecting and preventing potential falls.

On the other hand, doctors, healthcare and assistance facilities will have control panels and tools for monitoring (also in remote mode) patients' behavior, using the data transmitted from the sensors and walking aids used by the patients, in order to intervene and personalize care according to the patient's needs.

Thanks to the ICT solutions for the prevention and detection of falls, the I-DONT-FALL project will help to extend the time that elderly people can live independently in their homes, improving their quality of life and that of their families, will help to facilitate the large-scale use of ICT solutions for the prevention and detection of falls, and to guarantee a leadership position for European industry in the innovative markets of ICT solutions that support an independent lifestyle.

The other members of the Consortium are operators in the ICT sector (SingularLogic, DOCOBO, Tesan), SMEs (FRONTIDA ZOIS, Klinisk Informatik), hospitals (Fondazione Santa Lucia, ASL di Forlì, Servicio Madrileno De Salud, Fundacio Hospital General de Granollers, Technological University of Delft), public administrations (Social Welfare Centre of the Municipality of Kifissia, Municipality of Stari Grad) and university institutes (Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna, Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya).