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Real-time alert system in the event of a fall of an elderly person

Recommended interventions for the prevention of falls

What fall prevention measures should you take? It’s a global issue which is more and more often the subject of studies by professionals in the health sector. We offer you…
Fall prevention: What are the issues

Fall prevention: What are the issues?

Every year, many seniors are victims of falls with sometimes very serious consequences. These falls can occur at the home, on the street, or in an institution. It is therefore…
Real-time fall detection and alert system

Objective “zero restraining” for the prevention of falls

To control the risk of falling, caregivers can use restraining methods. This delicate practice is not always necessary and can be counterproductive in the management of falls Falls are often…
Technical analysis of 3D imaging recorded 2 minutes before and after falls to adapt the care plan

The importance of knowledge sharing about falls

During a serious fall, feedback regarding what transpired is essential in terms of helping the care team learn how it happened. Ideally, revisiting the circumstances of the fall should be…
The multidisciplinary assessment of falls

The multidisciplinary assessment of falls

The first person concerned by the risk of an elderly person falling is the attending physician. But this is not the only person to be involved in the problem of…
How does gerontechnology develop medicine

How does gerontechnology develop medicine?

« Gerontechnology is a multidisciplinary approach at the crossroads of gerontology and technology. It offers real help to caregivers, provided you put in place some guidelines ».Provided that they help,…
How to reduce the number of falls and their consequences?

How to reduce the number of falls and their consequences ? Using CHwapi as an example.

CHwapi, Tournai, conducts a particularly innovative fall prevention policy by putting the patient at the center. Meeting with Patrick Dewaele, head nurse.« In 2019, the CHwapi accounted for 844 reports of…
Fall prevention 2021

Why MintT participated in the Falls Prevention Week?

From April 19 to 25, the week dedicated to the prevention of falls took place. This week of awareness has existed for 10 years in Flanders via Valpreventie. MintT has…
Training in the prevention of falls of the elderly

Training in the prevention of falls of the elderly

Fall prevention is a major challenge for care structures, as it strongly impacts the length of stay, cost of care and the feeling of the team workload. The origin of…
Bracelets and other fall detectors for the elderly

Complementarity of bracelets and other fall detectors for the elderly

The first research into the automatic application of fall detection systems dates back to the 1990s. Nowadays, there are more and more technologies on the market, and they do not…
Multidisciplinary approach to the prevention of falls

Multidisciplinary approach to the prevention of falls

The care structures offer a wide variety of skills, all of which are essential in the care of people in the event of a fall. How to coordinate the work…

The ISA system in the prevention of falls at CHWAPI

In 2019, 844 fall-related adverse events were reported to CHWAPI. In 2020, that number dropped to 574 falls for the same period. Conducting an effective fall prevention policy is a…

Are bed rails useful for preventing falls?

Bed rails seem to decrease the number of falls by residents overall. That said, they can also increase the severity of falls when they do occur. When it comes to…

Knowledge sharing for the management of falls

Despite the existence of guidelines for the management of falls, it is always difficult to implement them in the field. It is always a question of reconciling the published literature…
Échelles et outils pratiques pour l’évaluation du risque de chute

How to carry out an objective assessment of the risk of falls?

Several rating scales exist to assess the risk of falling for a patient. These analytical frameworks are invaluable tools for the nursing staff. The very first step in providing care…

How to prevent falls of the elderly?

In an 80-bed nursing home, an average of 400 falls occur annually, 2/3 of which are not documented or simply not known. How to avoid this? What solutions exist? Fractures,…

How ISA technology helps caregivers prevent falls?

How can we prevent patients in hospitals or residents in nursing homes from falling? To prevent falls, two key words are paramount: detect and analyze Preventing is better than curing.…

A descriptive study about falling: avenues for reflection

How can we better understand how the elderly fall? What studies exist? Since its inception, MintT has collected thousands of observation hours to refine its solution and algorithm. In parallel,…

How to manage falls and evaluate their impact on the caregivers

The management of the structure plays an essential part in the management of falls. Discover the Siegrist and Karasek models to avoid a burnout among medical personnel at all costs.…
Checklist fall prevention hospital

Is it possible to prevent elderly people from falling in care institutions? It certainly is! Compile a checklist of things to do before patients leave the room.

Suggest that the elderly person goes to the toilet Check that he or she is wearing a pair of good slippers Check that the wheels on the bed are locked.…

Discover our practical documents

MintT offers a series of tools for fall prevention, training of caregivers, and documentation about the fall detector.

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Using 3D sensors and continuous motion tracking, artificial intelligence analyzes behavior to alert personnel in real time when a fall occurs.