Fall detection and alert system
By associating an optical sensor to software, the patented VAC system can detect any type of falls or loss of consciousness and then alert a telephone exchange or a mobile phone, via a mail or a text message accompanied with a photo. Immediate communication can be established thanks to a bidirectional mike/ front and rear mike.
THE END OF FALSE ALARMS
The VAC system is almost 100% reliable. Thanks to its very low rate of false detections, there is no need to resort to any monitoring services or specialized service providers. As there is no need for an intermediary, assistance if required, can be provided more quickly.
A DISCREET SOLUTION
The resident is totally free to move, as he or she likes. There is no need to carry either a necklace or a bracelet or to have access to an alert button, which is sometimes out of reach.
For ethical reasons, all the video images are blurred: only the falls and losses of consciousness can be detected. Only relatives and staff members of a specialized service as designated by the customer can have access to the images.
- A technological breakthrough that replaces current systems. 24 hours availability at a cost effective rate.
- The system was developed to respond to the needs of care providers
- Optimised following feedback gathered after pilot testing
- Security improved
- Privacy retained
Treadmill for rehabilitation and analysis of walking disorders
Initially developed for stroke patients, The C-Mill by Forcelink is meant for all the people who need gait training and rehabilitation. Thanks to visual and acoustic cues, it can evaluate impaired gait and help the patient recover. Its software, associated with Cue-fors® can automatically evaluate all the gait parameters of a patient, which makes it possible to set up comparisons to provide customized improvement sessions.
The C-Mill treadmill is equipped with a projector and an embedded force platform. Thanks to these instruments, the therapist can assess the gait pattern of a patient (step length, width, asymmetry and pace) as a series of stepping stones is projected on the treadmill.
TRAINING OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE
To train to avoid obstacles, the therapist starts with measuring the current footfall positions of the patient, to predict his future footfall positions.
With the remote control the difficulty of the obstacle can be varied so the patient has to adjust their steps.
- A disruptive technology that puts together on the treadmill a whole laboratory and training centre.
- A physical and sensory re-education to regain all walking abilities.
- A timesaving device thanks to protocols of an exible optimization as there is no need to attach markers or wires to the patient.
Walking course for preventing falls and maintaining independence
FALL AVOIDANCE AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING
Loss of autonomy is often due to falls. Once a person has fallen he or she feels more vulnerable. The person leaves home less frequently and reduces his or her range of activities. This limitation make it more likely for the person to fall. The DM3® get up
and walk system for the elderly adapts itself to the abilities of each user to break this cycle and regain confidence and autonomy.
15 EXCERCISES TO REGAIN AUTONOMY
The three walking routines and the different accessories that constitute the DM3® make it possible to train:
- Physiological walking. Practise step length and height, the loss of balance forward and joint flexibility.
- Reflexes to find your balance back. Practise reflexes of postural adaptation, axial synergies, hip and ankle flexibility.
- Proprioceptive practice by favouring automatic adjustment of the foot to the various types of ground.
- Self-confidence. Rediscover the pleasure of walking without the fear of falling.
- An integrated and compact solution
- A walking routine that can be used all year long, easy to set up and stow away
- A scoring book for each walker to develop comparisons and effective techniques
- Optional training modules protocols with e-learning or classroom training.
- Equipment that can be used by multidisciplinary staff :
> Occupational therapists
> Psycho-motor therapists
> Adapted physical activity specialists
- A tool to stimulate group activity, motivate its users and reinforce communication and relationships within a group. Clinical evaluation supports the development of this product.