Automatic Detection of Falls and Near Falls

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2009 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00948844
First received: May 27, 2009
Last updated: July 28, 2009
Last verified: July 2009
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to develop an algorithm to automatically detect falls and near falls, in the elderly and in Parkinson's Disease patients. Subjects will arrive at the investigators' gait laboratory for assessment. A sub-group of the subjects, will receive a monitoring device, to be worn at home for three days.


Condition Intervention
Falls
Missteps
Device: Hybrid (3-d accelerometers, and gyroscopes)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Automatic Detection of Falls and Near Falls

Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 3 D acceleration [ Time Frame: during assessment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: Hybrid (3-d accelerometers, and gyroscopes)
    A 3 D accelerometer worn on the lower back or leg
    Other Name: McRoberts
Detailed Description:

The aim of this study is to develop a detailed algorithm which will automatically detect falls and near falls, in the elderly as a general population prone to falls. The algorithm will be used as well in patients with Parkinson's Disease representing neurodegenerative diseases. All participants will arrive at the investigators' gait laboratory for an inhanced assessment, including neurological examination, various questionnaires. A sub-group of the subjects, will receive a monitoring device, to be worn at home for three days.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
  • Healthy Older Adults
  • Parkinson's Disease Patients
  • Idiopathic Fallers
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy Older Adults
  • Parkinson's Disease Patients
  • Idiopathic Fallers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Walking Aid
  • Other Neurological Diseases than PD
  • Significant Disturbance in Vision/Hearing
  • History of CVA
  • Significant Orthopedic Problem
  • Dementia
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00948844

Locations
Israel
Labrotory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, TASMC Not yet recruiting
Tel Aviv, IL, Israel, 64239
Contact: Jeffrey M Hausdorff, Prof.    972-3-697-3081    jhausdor@tasmc.health.gov.il   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Investigators
Study Director: Jeffrey M Hausdorff, PhD Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jeffrey Hausdorff, PhD, Director of gait lab, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00948844     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC - 09 - NG - 521 - CTIL
Study First Received: May 27, 2009
Last Updated: July 28, 2009
Health Authority: Israel: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
falls
Missteps

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 28, 2014