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Life-saving device to hit the market

 Researchers backed by the EU create the world's first wearable fall detection device for seniors


The FALLWATCH team, supported by more than €1 million in EU research funds, has developed the world's first wearable fall detection device,
which alerts the medical team in case of emergency.

A miniature adhesive ‘patch’ automatically raises the alarm if a person suffers a fall, monitoring and relaying his/her cardiac information to the alerted medical team.

The device, specifically intended for seniors, is expected to be commercialized in Saudi Arabia in 2013.

Factsheet by the European Commission / 31 October 2012

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