Digital Health Europe

Kinesis QTUG™: a medical device to assess falls risk, frailty and mobility of older adults

Keywords: Elderly, Falls, Frailty, Mobility
Type
Digital solution and service (e.g. application/digital health portal/platform/AI based system/etc.)
Short description
It is a medical device that assesses an older adults’ falls risk, frailty and mobility with the objective to facilitate the accurate and early identification of patients at risk of falling. QTUG automatically analyses patients’ data and compares it with the reference values for the patient’s age and gender. It is based on the Timed Up and Go test (TUG) and it is instrumented with wireless inertial sensors.
Evidence
Impact on the health system’s capacity and resilience (e.g., health and care efficiency, continuity of care)
Maturity
The practice/case/tool is “on the market” and integrated in routine use. There is proven market impact in terms of job creation/spin-off creation or other company growth
QTUG™ is a registered medical device in Europe, United States, Canada and Australia, and certified for electrical safety as a medical device to EN 60601-1
Countries
Ireland
Other (please specify in free text box below)
EU, United States, Canada, Australia
Geographical scope
International
Language(s)
English
Comment
n/a
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available
https://digitalhealtheurope.eu/catalogue/, DHE catalogue

Additional information

Relations
to clinicians / care practitioners
Clinical decision support
Health data analytics (Artificial Intelligence/algorithm development and calibration/machine learning/risk stratification tools/etc.)
ICT support for management of frailty and/or falls prevention
to patients / citizens
Sensors/wearable devices
Primary target patient group (age)
Older adults (65+)
Use case and care pathway positioning
Prevention and wellness