Navigation path

Themes
Agriculture & food
Energy
Environment
ERA-NET
Health & life sciences
Human resources & mobility
Industrial research
Information society
Innovation
International cooperation
Nanotechnology
Pure sciences
Research infrastructures
Research policy
Science & business
Science in society
Security
SMEs
Social sciences and humanities
Space
Special Collections
Transport

Countries
Countries
  Argentina
  Australia
  Austria
  Belarus
  Belgium
  Benin
  Brazil
  Bulgaria
  Cameroon
  Canada
  Chile
  China
  Colombia
  Croatia
  Cyprus
  Czech Republic
  Denmark
  Egypt
  Estonia
  Finland
  France
  Georgia
  Germany
  Ghana
  Greece
  Hungary
  Iceland
  India
  Ireland
  Israel
  Italy
  Japan
  Kazakhstan
  Kenya
  Korea
  Latvia
  Lithuania
  Luxembourg
  Macedonia - former Yugoslav Republic
  Malta
  Mexico
  Montenegro
  Morocco
  Namibia
  Netherlands
  Nigeria
  Norway
  Peru
  Poland
  Portugal
  Romania
  Russia
  Senegal
  Serbia
  Slovakia
  Slovenia
  South Africa
  Spain
  Swaziland
  Sweden
  Switzerland
  Taiwan
  Tunisia
  Turkey
  Ukraine
  United Kingdom
  United States


   Infocentre

Last Update: 09-07-2014  
Related category(ies):
Innovation  |  Health & life sciences  |  SMEs

 

Countries involved in the project described in the article:
France  |  Italy  |  Spain  |  United Kingdom
Add to PDF "basket"

Gold Medal at the Paris international Concours Lépine to Vigi'Fall

Mr. Gérard Dorey has awarded to the Vigi'Fall on behalf of the jury of the Paris international Concours Lépine the Gold Medal which rewards the most promising inventions of the 2014 edition. The Concours Lépine rewards a highly innovative invention. Founded in 1901 by the Chief of Police Louis Lépine, the Concours Lépine is an outstanding economic tool. The ball-point pen, the potato-masher and the steam-iron have been rewarded there!

Photo of Mr. Gérard Dorey

Since its inception, it influences our daily-living and it largely contributes to industrialization, development and promotion of our economy. Over the years, the Concours Lépine has managed to evolve its position as an inevitable leader in the area of innovation by anticipating the great evolutions through the presentation of inventions in the field of Alternative Energies, Medical Technologies and Biotechnologies. The Concours Lépine is a springboard, an enabler for growth, an accelerator and a label to inventions.

Vigi’Fall®: a breakthrough concept
The Vigi’Fall® automatic fall detection solution relies on a sensor directly embedded on the chest of the person with an adhesive patch. Being worn permanently, even under the shower or during the night, the biosensor provides reliable information on the posture of the person. The main advantage is to recognize not only the fall at any time but as well the prolonged immobilization when the person cannot get up unaided. The high degree of reliability, above 98%, stems from numerous trials and validation tests performed both in the hospital environment and at home in more than 200 elderly subjects already equipped with the Vigi’Fall®.

A personalized commercial offer
Dedicated to elderly persons living alone at home or in geriatric settings (nursing homes, long-term care facilities...), the Vigi’Fall® solution is commercialized since 2013. Designed for individuals, the Vigi’Fall® Family offer is available from 390 € + 49 €/month. The subscription enables a permanent link 24/7 to the Europ Assistance emergency call-center.

A promising solution
Already available from the Mutualité Française and several renowned geriatric facilities (HPGM Les Magnolias - Ballainvilliers, Saint Joseph – Livarot, Les Tourelles – Vallauris…), the Vigi’Fall® solution is continuing to develop in France and abroad. Agreements have been signed for a distribution in Denmark and Scandinavia with the CarePartner Company, in Switzerland with DetecMed and in the Ile de la Réunion with Korbey d'Or. Discussions are going on with key actors of the geriatric industry (DomusVi, Korian…) and a launching is planned on the US market in 2015.

Read more on the Horizon 2020 website

 

Project details

  • Project acronym: FALLWATCH
  • Participants: France (Coordinator), Italy, Spain, UK
  • Project FP7 231485
  • Total costs: € 1 459 126
  • EU contribution: € 1 128 931
  • Duration: February 2009 - July 2011

Convert article(s) to PDF

No article selected


loading


Search articles

Notes:
To restrict search results to articles in the Information Centre, i.e. this site, use this search box rather than the one at the top of the page.

After searching, you can expand the results to include the whole Research and Innovation web site, or another section of it, or all Europa, afterwards without searching again.

Please note that new content may take a few days to be indexed by the search engine and therefore to appear in the results.

Print Version
Share this article
See also
Project web site
Project information on CORDIS






  Top   Research Information Center