Innovative Fall Sensor Embedded in Footwear

Two Clarkson University physical therapy professors are developing an innovative fall sensor that can be worn inside the shoe. The Automatic Longitudinal Assessment Risk Monitor (ALARM) device will evaluate fall risk in real time, during activities of daily living, and identify the exact activities when fall risk for a specific individual is at its greatest point. The ALARM device consists of a small clip-on attached to the subject's footwear. The clip-on contains a 3D accelerometer, a processor and storage, and Bluetooth wireless circuitry. A pressure-sensitive insole is connected to the clip-on device through a USB connector.