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Monitoring & Managing Wheelchair Falls

Monitoring & Managing Wheelchair Falls

Existing devices to detect falls are designed for ambulatory users. We are developing a system that will accurately detect falls from wheelchairs and automatically alert caregivers or emergency professionals to respond.

To learn more, visit project page.

Overview Poster

This poster depicts the series of events that occur when a fall experienced by an individual using a wheelchair or a scooter is detected using the newly developed fall detection system developed in the subproject: Monitoring and Managing Falls.

Research poster for "Steady Wheels" project

Demo Video

In the video below, a student does a controlled, backwards fall from a wheelchair in the laboratory setting as part of an effort to measure acceleration patterns of different types of falls among wheelchair users.

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