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A Device for Indicating a Fall

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2004114245
IPCG08B 21/ 04 A I
Priority date25/06/03
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeH1 Granted patent

Abstract

The invention relates to a device for indicating a fall, the device (1, 2) comprising a portable device (1) attached to the wrist or elsewhere on the body. The portable device (1) comprises a sensor (5) for measuring differences in height, and falling is indicated by a change in the relative height measured by the device, which is caused by a sudden reduction in the height of the portable device (1).