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Fall Prevention System

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In 2015 the cost of fatal and non-fatal falls in the US was approximately $50 billion – and since falls disproportionally impact older adults, it is a particularly important issue for VA to address.

As a result, we have been developing innovative ways to prevent falls and their devastating consequences. The National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation (NCCHI) is collaborating with a medical company on an exciting project that utilizes their smart integrated sock sensor system to alert nurses when a fall-risk patient attempts to get out of bed.

This innovation is emerging and worth watching as it is being assessed in early implementations. See more emerging innovations.


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