Geriatrics: walking better with smartphones -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Geriatrics: walking better with smartphones

Interview with Prof. Clemens Becker, head physician, Clinic for Geriatric Rehabilitation, Robert Bosch Hospital Stuttgart

Many end-users already have had a smartphone that counts steps and apps that help in disease prevention for a long time. But in professional medical use environments like hospitals and physicians' offices these little helpers are just arriving - or not even there yet. Still, these gadgets can make assessments easier and more precise. For example in geriatrics.

22/10/2015

Photo: Physician with glasses and grey hair - Clemens Becker

Prof. Clemens Becker; ©privat

Photo: Older woman walks with a rollator

The walking steadiness of patients is assessed in geriatrics, among other things. Smartphone sensors are able to register things here that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye; ©panthermedia.net/ Burserstraat38

Photo: Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

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