ASU professor develops app that can predict falling

Thurmon Lockhart  professor at ASU’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, created an app that monitors the way a person moves to determine the risk of that person falling. 

This app measures baseline walking speed and stabilization of how people walk, and if the baseline changes a warning is issued. Lockhart said it is most helpful for the phone to be on constantly on so a daily motion pattern is established. The app can also be downloaded on I-watches.

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Scientific Report

Click here to read the article: Prediction of fall risk among community-dwelling older adults using a wearable system | Scientific Reports (nature.com)

Published: October 25, October 2021.

Article number: 20976 (2021)