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Nokia to trial Asia's first elderly fall prediction app in Singapore

NOKIA on Tuesday said that it is trialling Asia's first-of-its-kind fall prediction video analytics application in Singapore - that could predict and prevent falls among the elderly population.

It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with St Luke's Eldercare to jointly conceptualise and develop innovative solutions for the elderly.

The solution will leverage Nokia Bell Labs' proprietary video analytics technology to create an "unobtrusive and continuous monitoring system" to determine the likelihood of an elderly person falling. Nokia Bell Labs is the industrial research division of Nokia.

The personalised and predictive solution will analyse information about walking speed, gait width and step width, and predict and send an alert when there is an increased risk of the person falling.

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This application will be integrated into Nokia's Impact IoT Platform to allow caregivers to view and collect information from the solution and other sensors that the elder is using.

Nokia's Impact IoT Platform, launched in 2016, is a common platform that provides horizontal services for all Internet of Things (IoT) applications, ranging from transportation to smart cities.

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