Geriatrics

Geriatric assessments are used to evaluate an older person’s functional ability, his physical and cognitive health, to identify risk of falling and to implement preventive measures against functional decline. Our solutions enable better follow up and facilitate various of these assessments that can be performed in clinics and at home. Data interpretation and normative data are given according to the age and gender for the following conditions:

Community dwelling-adults
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The aging of the population and the increasing prevalence of chronic disease is a major public health challenge. Developing preventive actions for the elderly is essential to prevent chronic diseases, delay and even reduce their consequences. Early diagnostic of geriatric syndromes contributes to prevent functional decline, risk of institutionalization and improve the quality of life for patients.

Tools for early diagnosis of geriatric syndromes are most often poorly adapted to the needs of the general practitioner. We have developed a clinical tool, adapted to family medicine and home-based physiotherapy, to facilitate the early diagnosis of geriatric syndromes. Our solution allows easy and fast assessments to evaluate the elderly population and better adjust therapeutic strategies. The interpretation of the results is based on normative data specific to gender and age group.

Our goals

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Enhance the monitoring of the elderly population

Facilitate an early detection of geriatric syndromes

Promote healthy aging

Recommended tests

Community dwelling-adults

Recommended tests

Community dwelling-adults

Spatiotemporal parameters affected

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Speed

Walking speed is decreased. Predictor of fall risk
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Variability

Walking variability is increased
Early signs of motor disorders
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Asymmetry

Asymmetry is increased. Maker of physical disorders
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Step height

Height is decreased. Factor of fall risk
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Double support

Double support and stance are increased. Marker of fragility
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Stride length

Stride length is reduced. Marker of fragility
Hospitalized elderly
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During an hospitalization, the risk of falls of the elderly person is increased. Fall-related injuries can have a dramatic impact on the psychological and physical integrity of the elderly person, and potentially lengthening the hospital stay. Our solution allows easy and fast assessments to evaluate the risk of falling and better adjust therapeutic strategies. The interpretation of the results is based on normative data specific to gender and age group.

Moreover, returning home and staying at home are major challenges for the elderly. It requires good assessments of a person’s functional abilities and often a readjustment of their home. Our solution promotes home and real-life assessments for better analysis and prevention of everyday risks.

Our goals

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Prevent fall risk in hospitals

Promote the maintenance of functional capabilities

Facilitate a safer return-to-home

Recommended tests

Hospitalized elderly

Recommended tests

Hospitalized elderly

Spatiotemporal parameters affected

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Speed

Walking speed is decreased. Predictor of fall risk
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Variability

Walking variability is increased
Early sign of motor disorders
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Step height

Height is decreased. Factor of fall risk
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Stride length

Stride length is reduced. Marker of fragility
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Sit-to-stand transfer

Sit-to-stand transfer is slower
with a reduced range of motion
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Balance

Balance function is impaired. Predictor of fall risk
Long term care facilities
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Falls and falls-related injuries are more common in long term care facility residents than in the rest of the elderly population. Falls and their consequences have serious traumatic, psychological and social consequences and affect independence and quality of life. Fractures associated with the risk of falling are all the more important with severe consequences in terms of pain, loss of independence and morbidity and mortality.

The evaluation of walking, transfer and balance abilities is essential for better management and the implementation of fall-risk prevention protocols. Our clinical assessments are quick, simple to implement and provide an understanding of each patient’s functional abilities. The interpretation of the results is based on normative data specific to gender and age group.

Our goals

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Prevent fall risk in long-term care facilities

Promote the maintenance of functional capabilities

Enable better adaptation of therapeutic strategies

Recommended tests

Long term care facilities

Recommended tests

Long term care facilities

Spatiotemporal parameters affected

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Speed

Walking speed is decreased. Predictor of fall risk
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Step height

Height is decreased. Factor of fall risk
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Double support

Double support and stance are increased. Marker of fragility
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Stride length

Stride length is decreased. Marker of fragility
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Sit-to-stand

Sit-to-stand transfert is slower. Predictor of fall risk
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Balance

Balance function is impaired. Predictor of fall risk
Our solutions
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Gait Up GO | Rapid & easy assessments

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Gait Up PRO | Detailed analysis