Involvement of the end user: exploration of older people's needs and preferences for a wearable fall detection device

Friederike J.S. Thilo, Selina Bilger, Ruud J.G. Halfens, Jos M.G.A. Schols & Sabine Hahn
Purpose: To explore the needs and preferences of community-dwelling older people, by involving them in the device design and mock-up development stage of a fall detection device, consisting of a body-worn sensor linked to a smartphone application. Patients and methods: A total of 22 community-dwelling persons 75 years of age and older were involved in the development of a fall detection device. Three semistructured focus group interviews were conducted. The interview data were analyzed using...
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