Creating an IOT That Notifies Concerned People for the Falls of Geriatric Patients

Türkeli S., Kurt K. K., Catamak A., Sonmez R. Y., Atay H. T.

13th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalised Health (pHealth), Heraklion, Greece, 29 - 31 May 2016, vol.224, pp.105-107 identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 224
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/978-1-61499-653-8-105
  • City: Heraklion
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-107
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A fall is a multifactorial phenomenon which cause an increase in both mortality and injury rates. The cause of a fall is mostly related to loss in reflexes especially in older ages. A number of large prospective studies shows that elderly patients have significant fractures and injuries even sometimes in some cases a fall can be concluded with deaths. However, in case of fall, if the situation is noticed and aided quickly, the life quality can be increased significantly in older people. With implementation of preventive strategies or premonitory devices, this devastating problem can be solved.