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Sensor-based fall risk assessment in older adults with or without cognitive impairment: a systematic review

Bezold, Jelena 1; Krell-Roesch, Janina 1; Eckert, Tobias 1; Jekauc, Darko 1; Woll, Alexander ORCID iD icon 1
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Higher age and cognitive impairment are associated with a higher risk of falling. Wearable sensor technology may be useful in objectively assessing motor fall risk factors to improve physical exercise interventions for fall prevention. This systematic review aims at providing an updated overview of the current research on wearable sensors for fall risk assessment in older adults with or without cognitive impairment. Therefore, we addressed two specific research questions: 1) Can wearable sensors provide accurate data on motor performance that may be used to assess risk of falling, e.g., by distinguishing between faller and non-faller in a sample of older adults with or without cognitive impairment?; and 2) Which practical recommendations can be given for the application of sensor-based fall risk assessment in individuals with CI? A systematic literature search (July 2019, update July 2020) was conducted using PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases. Community-based studies or studies conducted in a geriatric setting that examine fall risk factors in older adults (aged ≥60 years) with or without cognitive impairment were included. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000135457
Veröffentlicht am 03.08.2021
DOI: 10.1186/s11556-021-00266-w
Zitationen: 6
Web of Science
Zitationen: 4
Zitationen: 8
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1813-7253, 1861-6909
KITopen-ID: 1000135457
Erschienen in European review of aging and physical activity
Verlag Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Band 18
Heft 1
Seiten Artikel-Nr.: 15
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