● Problem Statement: Community members have shared concern about leaving their home due to their fear of falling. This fear of falling decreases social, occupational, and community engagement.
● Category: Accommodations and Consumer Access, Priorities, and Benefits over the Lifespan
● Overview: Wearable assistive technology devices that assist in the incidence of falls to increase independence and promote engagement in a fulfilling life.
● Solution: Fall detection wearables provide medical help at the push of a button, including low and high technology devices for detection of falls.
Embereley, Ashlyn; Fonseca, Brenda; Mendiola, Carolina; Gantuangco, Hannah; Pabla, Harleen; Candaza, Janelle; and Drawdy, Michelle, "Wearable Technology for Fall Detection in the Rancho Yolo Community" (2021). Occupational Therapy Student Research. 3.