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1. (WO2018127506) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRIGGERING A FALL RISK ALERT TO A PERSON

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127506    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050109
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 04 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G16H 40/63
G16H 50/30
G16H 50/20
A61B 5/11
G08B 21/04
A61B 5/00
Applicants: FRAUNHOFER PORTUGAL RESEARCH
Inventors: GUIMARÃES, Vânia
SILVA, Joana
SOUSA, Inês
AGUIAR, Bruno
SOUSA, Felipe
ELIAS, Dirk
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRIGGERING A FALL RISK ALERT TO A PERSON
Abstract:
An apparatus for triggering a fall risk alert to a person is shown. The apparatus comprises a fall sensor configured to evaluate motions of the person so as to obtain a first fall risk value and a risk calculator configured to determine a second fall risk value based on a set of parameters. Furthermore, an adaption unit may determine weights associated with parameters of the set of parameters, wherein the adaption unit is configured to adapt the weights based on the first fall risk value. The apparatus is further configured to trigger the fall risk alert depending on the second fall risk value.