Sensors that predict when a person will have a fall | Daily Mail Online

When elderly people fall it can be potentially catastrophic for their health or even fatal. But now a revolutionary home monitoring system can predict whether an old person will fall three weeks in advance.

While it may sound like science fiction, infra-red monitors can detect subtle changes that can foretell with a high degree of accuracy health changes that put an old person at risk of collapse.

The pioneering system which uses sensors in each room of the house allows medical personnel to intervene before a potentially lethal collapse becomes likely to happen.

By preventing falls, the system allows old people to live longer independently for to 2.5 years longer than average – which could possibly save millions from social care bills. The device works by measuring walking speed and length of stride.

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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