Did you know that one-third of Americans over the age of 65 fall every year?
Falls may initially seem like harmless accidents, but they can lead to serious injuries, chronic disability, and even fatality. In fact, falls send approximately 3 million seniors to the emergency room every year.
The good news, though, is that falls are preventable! No matter your age, it’s important to be aware of fall risks and the best practices for prevention, and Accelera’s experts are here to help!
Accelera is a groundbreaking neuro medical device company, thanks to our innovative neurological device, the SR-100.
The SR-100 is the world’s first wearable stochastic resonance (SR) assistive technology for proprioception and balance. It is comfortable and easy-to-use, allowing for successful treatment both at home and in the office.
By leveraging stochastic resonance technology, the SR-100 neurological device improves the speed and accuracy of movement for a variety of neurological deficits, and it can help patients reduce their risk of falling.
There are many factors that can raise your risk of falls, including:
- Balance and walking problems
- Muscle weakness
- Poor proprioception
- Weak vision
- Certain prescription medications
- Positional low blood pressure
- Foot conditions
- Improper footwear
- Dim lighting
- Trip hazards in the home, like clutter and lose floorboards
In most cases, falls result from a combination of at least two of these factors. Falls are also most likely to occur when you are in the process of sitting down or standing up or when you are trying to navigate an improperly lit room.
We recommend a holistic approach to fall prevention that accounts for your body’s needs, your space, and assistive technology like neurological medical devices.
To begin, you will want to make sure that your home is clean, neat, and well-lit. You may also want to investigate installing grab bars in the bathroom, and you should opt for practical, supportive shoes.
In addition to these changes to your home, you can also investigate balance-enhancing exercises and other balance-enhancing equipment, like walkers, canes, and wearable devices like Accelera’s SR-100.
Try this simple exercise to help yourself build strength and balance:
- Place a chair in front of a support surface, such as a countertop or sturdy table.
- Sit in the chair with your feet flat on the ground and your buttocks on the edge of the seat.
- Hold your hands in front of your chest.
- Bend slightly forward from your waist.
- Slowly rise to a standing position using only your gluteal muscles. (However, if you feel unstable, grab onto the support surface immediately!)
- Sit back down and repeat 10 times.
If this exercise is too challenging now, you can modify it by using your hands on the arms of the chair you are sitting in to help you stand up. Then, as you build strength and skill, you can try it without using your hands.
However, exercises are just one part of the puzzle. Your doctor may also recommend a neurological device from a neuro medical device company, like Accelera’s SR-100.
The SR-100: A NeurologicalDevice That Improves Balance
One of the main reasons that we can balance is through sensory signals. Our body receives signals about our environment and our position within it and then uses those signals to plan and execute our movement.
However, for people with neurological deficits, those signals may be weak or unclear. As an innovative neurological device from a revolutionary neuro device company, Accelera’s SR-100 helps your body process these signals.
The SR-100 packages stochastic resonance technology, a form of vibrational therapy, to boost your body’s innate response to sensory signals. And it’s the only wearable SR neurological device available!
The SR-100 wraps comfortably around your affected limb, such as your arm or leg, and then creates white noise (which you perceive as gentle, unobtrusive vibrations) to engage your body’s receptor transmembrane potentials.
If you struggle with balance because of a neurological deficit, the SR-100 may be the perfect wearable device for you!
In addition to its applications for fall prevention, the SR-100 is beneficial as an assistive technology for neurological disorders for a variety of conditions, including diabetes, stroke, cerebral palsy, neuropathy, and brain injury.
Contact us today to discover how Accelera’s SR-100 wearable device can aid in fall prevention for yourself, your loved ones, and your patients.