WHAT PROBLEM DOES IT ADDRESS?
Falls prevention in the elderly.
Ageing and disability lead to poor mobility, a deterioration of balance and weakening of the musculoskeletal system. This can be addressed by screening and assessing a person’s risk of falling and then targeted balance training which decreases the risk of accidents and falls.
Every year, 1 in 3 elderly people in the EU and the UK will suffer a fall, resulting in 3.5 million fractures and a £44bn cost of treatment.
33% of those people with a hip fracture will die within a year.
Balance training reduces the rate of falls and hospital admissions by up to 55%, in addition to speeding up recovery times. Formula Motion could prevent 150,000 falls per year, save the EU €1.8bn and save lives.