“New tool detects falls 32 days before they happen”

New tool detects falls 32 days before they happen,” by Christine Birkner, McKnight’s Senior Living 


“Preventable falls are a leading cause of death among nursing home and senior living patients, so using new technologies to predict and prevent them is crucial. One new tool uses a smartwatch to detect signs of falls as much as 32 days before they happen.”

LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

I missed a handicap ramp curb (how ironic is that?) and fell flat with my laptop and cell phone flying forward and leaving me hobbling with a sprained ankle for a week. I guess my Oura ring doesn’t have that 32-day fall warning feature or I’d have stayed home that day. (All better now.)