For many elderly people, their greatest fear is of an unexpected fall that will be the beginning of the end. According to April 2021 World Health Organization Falls data, falls are the second most common cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide. People in their sixties and and older suffer the most fatal falls. We’ve written about wearables such as shoes and hearing aids used to detect falls. We also covered Care Management’s ARMED predictive analysis modelling used to predict an individual’s falling risk.

The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) recently announced a new test physicians can use to help prevent the elderly from sudden falls and to diagnose geriatric diseases. The Inertial Gait Analysis (IGA) Test Drive uses sensors to detect early stage geriatric disease symptoms. The sensors monitor individual’s walking posture and signs of abnormalities linked to illnesses.

IIC Test Drives are short term, 3-to-6-month pilot projects to encourage collaboration with use case IoT technology. Use this link for more information about the Inertial Gait Analysis Test Drive.