Title: Fall-down alerts with RFID: Behavioural Tracking of At-Risk Patients in a Campus Setting
Presenter: Katina Michael
Affiliation: University of Wollongong, Centre for Persuasive Technology and Society
Representation: Council on RFID
Description: Falls are the leading cause of injury in older persons. Using RFID you can track the movements of an older person with the ability to predict a fall based on patterns of movement in a home, retirement village or hospital. This brief presentation demonstrates the potential benefits of RFID in a positive application of human activity monitoring. Responses to the data recorded by RFID could be to alter conditions where it has been demonstrated that older persons have been prone to falling, providing additional reinforcements and supports in specific zones to prevent accidents, and as a real-time locator. The older person can also use the RFID device to signal for emergency assistance.
Fall Detection: http://www.medicalalertadvice.com/fall-detection/
Using RFID to prevent or detect falls, wandering, bed egress and medication errors
US 7714728 B2: https://www.google.com/patents/US7714728