Smart sock alerts older people to risk of falling

ZahraA smart sock that alerts older people to the increased risk of falls has been created by electronic textiles (e-textiles) experts at the UK’s Nottingham Trent University.

The researchers have created a prototype over-sock that detects near-falls with more than 94% accuracy, which can inform caregivers and professionals so that action can be taken to prevent an actual fall happening.

For the full story, see the April 2023 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Image: Nottingham Trent University