Fall detector for older people will make life safer

Many elderly people would like to live at home as long as possible, but to do so, they need to feel safe. A new fall detector that SINTEF researchers are helping Tellu AS to develop will improve their level of personal safety. It is capable of detecting all types of fall, even sinking falls, which currently available products do not register.


Photo: white fall detector

The newly developed fall detector registers falls by comparing pressure changes between a sensor attached to the user’s upper body and others installed at various points around the house; © SINTEF