Integrated prevention and Detection sOlutioNs Tailored to the population and Risk Factors associated with FALLs

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Project Lifetime
Apr 2012 to Apr 2015

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European Commission

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The main goal of the I-DONT-FALL project is to deploy, pilot and evaluate a range of innovative ICT solutions for fall detection and prevention management. The platform will be flexibly configured to the needs of specific target groups and risk factors associated with fall incidents. Based on the I-DONT-FALL integrated platform:

a. End-users will enjoy tailored fall technological solutions, while
b. Medical experts and health professionals will be offered a wide range of tools, enabling them to customize fall solutions to the end-users’ needs.

The effectiveness of the solutions will be tested by over 500 elderly users/ patients across different countries, cultures, age groups and fall risk factors. From a policy perspective, the project will elicit best practices for tailoring fall management solutions to specific risk factors, root causes and users’ (fallers’) needs.

I-DONT-FALL will assembly and pilot integrated
– fall prevention, detection and management ICTbased services
– able to be flexibly configured and personalized to the needs and risk factors of different target groups of elderly people

GOAL1: To improve the quality of life (QoL) through the efficient prevention and detection of falls
GOAL2: To contribute to EU wide policy development for active ageing on the basis of best practices
GOAL3: To reduce societal (Healthcare and community) costs

What we do: 

SSSA will contribute the following background solutions to the I-DON’T-FALL project:
· An integrated wearable platform based on inertial sensors, along with a library of detection event algorithms for the fall detection phase.
· An inertial management unit (IMU) to assist elderly in the fall prevention phase.
These solutions will be integrated within the modular and programmable I-DON’T-FALL platform.


1 Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica spa, Italy
2 Singularlogic Anonymos Etairia Pliroforiakon Systimaton & Efarmogon Pliroforikis, Greece
3 Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
4 Scuola Superiore di Studi Sniversitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna, Italy
5 Fondazione Santa Lucia, Italy
6 Stichting Nationaal Ouderenfonds, Netherlands
7 Servicio Madrileno de Salud, Spain
8 Aphoi Koumanakou & Sia ee, Greece
9 Fundacio hospital asil de granollers hgg Spain
10 Social Policy Center of the Municipality of Kifissia, Greece
11 Azienda USL di Forlì, Italy
12 Klinisk Informatik Cidk, Denmark
13 Municipality of Stari Grad, Serbia
14 Docobo ltd, United Kingdom
15 Tesan s.p.a.,Italy

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