The Senior Step study uses a sensing photo-frame developed by 2M to prevent falling at home. Senior Step is part of the national program for elderly care in the Netherlands done by Radbout Academic Hospital Nijmegen. Aim of this program is to improve care for elderly with complex care needs.
With the Senior Step sensing photo frame elderly have a simple self test to measure their own mobility and stability. Next they can improve their health by doing focused exercise. This can help to prevent fall incidents and a more active independent life. This has been proven by the first preliminary results of the Senior Step Study.
Most important results so far:
- Validated self-test for measurement of mobility and risk of falling
- Simple self test by hidden high-tech sensor technology in photo-frame
- Timely intervention when changes in mobility of elderly are observed.
Read more (in Dutch)
Senior Step project Nationaal Programma Ouderenzorg – ‘Vallen hóórt niet bij het ouder worden’
User experiences Nationaal Programma Ouderenzorg – ‘Stilzitten weiger ik’