CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Fall Detector for the Elder

Objective

The ultimate goal of FATE - FAll DeTector for the Elderly project is to widely validate an innovative and efficient ICT-based solution focused on improving the elder's quality of life by an accurate detection of falls in ageing people, both at home and outdoors. This will be done by implementing an accurate, portable and usable fall detector that runs a complex and specific algorithm to accurately detect falls, and a robust and reliable telecommunications layer based in ZigBee and Bluetooth technologies, capable of sending alarms when the user is both inside and outside the home. The system will be complemented by secondary elements such as a bed presence sensor or the i- Walker, an intelligent robotic walker, with the entire system ensuring successful prevention and detection of falls in all circumstances. The system will be tested and validated in 3 pilot studies involving real living scenarios, one in each of 3 different EU countries (Spain, Italy and Ireland), in close collaboration with the relevant public authorities (regional authorities in Spain, municipalities in Italy and National authorities in Ireland). For the sake of an efficient and significant validation, the pilot test will select 175 individuals with high risk of falling.

Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Address

Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 585 305

Administrative Contact

Mercedes Torrellas (Ms.)

Participants (10)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

HOSPITAL CLINICO Y PROVINCIAL DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 56 124

FUNDACIO TICSALUT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 57 418

FLOWLAB PROYECTOS DE INNOVACION SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 198 419

SISTEMA D'EMERGENCIES MEDIQUES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 84 729

Gema Active Business Solutions S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 53 673

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 218 045

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 146 426

EMERGENCY RESPONSE LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 422 369

COOPERATIVA SOCIALE COOSS MARCHE ONLUS SOCIETA COOPERATIVA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 244 162

FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 138 330

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 297178

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2015

Funded under:

CIP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 433 237

  • EU contribution

    € 2 205 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

This project is featured in...