ProjectWIISEL: Developing an insole for elderly fall prevention

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WIISEL: Developing an insole for elderly fall prevention

Falls are a major health problem for older adults, through both immediate effects: fractures and head injuries and longer term problems: disability, fear of falling and loss of independence. The main goal of European Project WIISEL (Wireless Insole for Independent and Safe Elderly Living) (www.wiisel.eu) is to develop an insole for elderly, placed in the shoe, monitoring the way of walking such that the incidence of falls decreases in the elderly population.

Coordinated by CETEMMSA (Spain), 3 years, November 2011-2014, with 3.9 M€ budget and 8 partners from 6 different countries.

External homepage: 
http://www.wiisel.eu