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Wireless network detects falls by the elderly

September 9, 2013

a sensor used to detect falls using radio waves University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices. Full Story

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