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Health Tech Digital: Mintt’s Innovative Approach to Fall Prevention

25 May 2023

Falls among elderly individuals pose a significant health problem impacting their quality of life. As the population ages, it becomes increasingly important to focus on prevention and knowledge sharing to support older adults.

“Falls have various causes, including environmental factors such as obstacles in their surroundings and physical aspects like loss of muscle strength. Cognitive impairments and medication usage also contribute to fall incidents. It is important to note that falls in elderly individuals extend beyond immediate physical injuries; they have a psychological aspect that significantly affects overall well-being and independence. 

When older people experience a fall, it can lead to a loss of confidence in their ability to move safely. The fear of falling again can result in excessive apprehension, limiting their mobility. Psychological consequences may include frustration, sadness, and a sense of loss of control. The inability to perform previously simple tasks can also lead to decreased self-esteem.

To address this issue, Mintt teams have developed an autonomous and non-intrusive fall detection system that enhances the quality of care in institutions. "

Fall prevention continues to pose a major public health challenge for elderly individuals who are vulnerable. While technology cannot serve as a standalone solution, it plays a crucial role in fall prevention and analysis. Mintt aims to assist healthcare professionals in their daily tasks, preserve the independence of our older population, and to overcome the issue of falls.

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Health Tech Digital Awards 2023

Mintt has won the health tech digital awards of ‘best elederly care technology solution’ in 2023. This award recognises the quality and accuracy of the company's fall sensor.

Mintt looks forward to continuing our search for new ways to improve older people's lives through technology.

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