Navigation Links
Leading Edge Research Underway in Fall Prevention for Seniors
Date:10/25/2007

AFrame Digital, Inc. Awarded Grant to Develop an Innovative Fall Detection

and Prevention System

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ --- Falls are the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded AFrame Digital, Inc. a Small Business Innovation Research grant entitled "Non-Intrusive Locomotion and Gait Stability Analysis Monitoring System for the Elderly". The research aims to establish the feasibility of a non-intrusive wearable monitor worn on the wrist that can detect falls and continuously monitor an individual for instability during regular activities of daily living.

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits to emergency departments in the United States and the primary etiology of accidental deaths in persons over the age of 65 years. "A fall is often a precursor to an end-of-life event," according to Sunil Saxena, MD, FACEP, AFrame's Chairman and Chief Medical Officer. "I regularly see the devastating effects a fall can have on an individual in my medical practice."

AFrame Digital is working with a team of researchers led by Dr. Thurmon Lockhart of Virginia Tech's Locomotion Research Laboratory. Previous research has relied on the use of sensors located at the trunk and lower extremities with good results. This current research will focus on the feasibility of new sensors at the wrist since this location is more acceptable to most individuals. AFrame Digital's current wrist-based wireless monitor, the MyPHD, includes an impact sensor that is an indicator of some types of falls. As part of this new NIA/NIH research program, the wearable monitor will be enhanced with additional sensors and monitoring algorithms. The ultimate goal is to be able to continuously and non-intrusively monitor individuals to prevent falls and the medical complications that follow.

"This system will give health
'/>"/>

SOURCE AFrame Digital, Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Visions, Part II: Preizler sees IT leading incremental health system change
2. Waisman director leading early stages of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
3. NimbleGen partners with leading researchers
4. Leading global Big Pharma companies of 2005
5. Leading cancer institute to install three TomoTherapy systems
6. The worlds leading biotech companies
7. The DIG System Nonradioactive Automated High-Throughput In Situ Hybridization: a Powerful Tool for Functional Genomics Research
8. Quantitation of the Protein MIA as a Marker for Chondrocytes in Research Samples
9. Control Your siRNA Research
10. Getting Started with MicroRNA Research
11. Monitoring Microbial Populations Using Real-Time qPCR on the MJ Research Opticon 2 System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. , July 29, 2014 ... Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and ... New York Times for taking a strong position ... in its Sunday, July 27, 2014 publication.  The ... upcoming editorials and articles this week exploring the ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... HILLS, Calif. , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... specializing in personalized medicine, treatment of infectious diseases ... strategies of prognosis and prevention of pathologies like ... of August 1, 2014, ImmunoClin Corporation will complete ... Washington, D.C. , a key ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 TransVac Solutions, the trusted ... and transport solutions for hospitals, will be exhibiting at ... (ASHE) Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition Aug. 3-6 in ... technology for making hospitals cleaner, reducing infection risk and ... hospital’s life cycle. Staff will be available at ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 July 29, ... pioneer in the biotechnology industry, announced that it ... Securities, Inc. to explore financing opportunities that build ... a breakthrough vaccine platform with the potential to ... company exclusively licensed the well-established LAMP platform from ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) Applauds New York Times Editorial Board Stance on 'Repealing Prohibition, Again'; NYT Editorial Is Bell Weather of Change 2Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) Applauds New York Times Editorial Board Stance on 'Repealing Prohibition, Again'; NYT Editorial Is Bell Weather of Change 3ImmunoClin Corporation (IMCL) Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Washington, DC 2ImmunoClin Corporation (IMCL) Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Washington, DC 3TransVac Presents Cost Saving Technology at ASHE Conference for Keeping Hospitals Cleaner 2Immunomic Therapeutics Engages Newport Coast Securities, Inc. 2Immunomic Therapeutics Engages Newport Coast Securities, Inc. 3
... Inc.,(Nasdaq: ENMD ) a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company ... diseases,announced today that James S. Burns, President and ... the ThinkEquity Partners, 5th Annual,Growth Conference, to be ... Francisco,California, September 17-20, 2007. Mr. Burns, presentation is ...
... Sept. 13 VaxGen,Inc. (Pink Sheets: VXGN) today ... to align its cost structure with,its pursuit of ... VaxGen is reducing its workforce from 61 to ... monthly cash expenditures used in operating,activities to $1.4 ...
... COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 13 Martek Biosciences,Corporation (Nasdaq: ... presenting at the,upcoming UBS Global Life Sciences Conference ... September 24-27, 2007 at the Grand Hyatt in ... on Tuesday, September 25th at,3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ...
Cached Biology Technology:EntreMed to Present at ThinkEquity Partners' 5th Annual Growth Conference 2VaxGen Further Restructures to Preserve Cash as It Pursues Strategic Initiatives 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... YORK , July 29, 2014  When it comes to ... new devices, if not the last. However, when it comes to ... Though the market for the Internet of Things and its ... make an impact in the healthcare industry, whether it,s in the ... to keep us fit. With that in mind, InformationWeek ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... an easier method to create DNAprotein conjugates. The ... diagnosing diseases. , DNA linked to proteins ... can be used in diagnostic techniques, nanotechnology and ... with DNA can be used for purposes ... biological material. The method also provides easier access ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced ... million grant award from the National Institute of ... Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention ... which renews a previous $12 million five-year NIAID-funded ... research by studying chlamydial and gonorrheal diseases as ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New method provides researchers with efficient tool for tagging proteins 2University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine receive NIH grant 2University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine receive NIH grant 3University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine receive NIH grant 4
... work in protein production, a Princeton-led team has discovered ... doing so, they also have discovered how one protein ... cancer-fighting process. In a study appearing in the ... Thomas Silhavy, Princeton,s Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, ...
... Virginia Tech has shown that the oldest complex life ... million years ago likely fed by osmosis. ... the fern-shaped rangeomorphs and the air mattress-shaped erniettomorphs. These ... through their outer membrane, much like modern microscopic bacteria, ...
... under the summer heat, consider this: your child may ... cool old days." To illustrate expected increases in extreme ... projections made with global climate models. Scientific literature ... hot days, "heat waves" (very high temperatures sustained over several ...
Cached Biology News:Princeton team learns why some drugs pack such a punch 2Princeton team learns why some drugs pack such a punch 3Geobiologists propose that the earliest complex organisms fed by absorbing ocean buffet 2Geobiologists propose that the earliest complex organisms fed by absorbing ocean buffet 3Those dog days of August: 3 times the heat by 2050? 2
Blot Paper 7 x 8.5cm semi-dry western blots (order number RB-400)...
... rapid and efficient removal of short primers, ... from PCR products (Figure 1). The simple ... Buffer options for fragments >100 bp or ... either single column or 96-well plate format ...
... capped transcripts with the translation boosting Cap ... 100% capped (versus 40% to 80% capped ... about 2 hours. mScript™ also features the ... to be up to 50% more efficient ...
... Baculovirus Expression System with Gateway™ Technology ... plasmids containing the polyhedrin promoter. The ... baculovirus genome (bacmid DNA) by site-specific ... cells. The recombinant bacmid DNA is ...
Biology Products: