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What is this project about?  The aim of this project is to investigate how environmental features in the home affect fall risk and the effect of home modifications. From this data we aim to develop software that can assist with future house development designs.

What will i be asked to do if i take part in this study? We will simply ask you to perform your normal daily routines/activities in and around where you live whilst wearing small, non intrusive sensors for seven days. These sensors will measure your movement, location and emotional state (i.e confidence, anxiety etc.). We will also ask you to wear glasses for 90 minutes which will measure where you are looking.   Click the 'Taking Part' link at the top of this page to find out what sensors we will ask participants to wear.

Do i have to take part? It is entirely your decision as to whether you take part or not. If you decide to take part, you have the freedom to withdraw at any time and you do not need to provide a reason.

Are there any criteria that must be met for participation? To support the research we designed certain inclusion criteria – we regret that you cannot  participate if: • You are not able to move around your home without the aid of an assisted device (e.g. wheelchair or walking frame) • You have any neurological problems that affect movement (e.g. as a result of a stroke or Parkinson’s disease) • You have severe problems with vision (e.g. macular degeneration, severe cataracts) • you have been diagnosed with dementia ​ Please contact Dr Timmion Skervin if you are not certain whether you meet the inclusion criteria.

Why is this project important? This project is the first of its kind to assess the effect of real world home environments on fall risk. Information from this study will directly tell us how we can make homes safer and will help drive the development of a new software tool that designers and architects can use to develop safer homes in their planning.

Can i get further information about this project? Please follow the project details link at the top of this page if you would like further information about this study. You can also email or get in touch through our contact form on the contact us page.

How can i take part? You can take part by either calling/texting 07527432300, emailing or by clicking the contact us link at the top of this page and completing the contact form.

Who is funding this research? This research is led by Liverpool John Moores University, in collaboration with Johnnie Johnson Housing/Astraline and is funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust.

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