• A set of technological tools for physical frailty assessment

      Jaber, Rana; Hewson, David; Duchêne, Jacques; Université de Technologie (Springer, 2012-12-31)
      Early detection of frailty in the elderly is an important issue, to ensure appropriate interventions can be undertaken to improve the outcome for frail elderly. Among the various models proposed for frailty detection, physical criteria described by Fried et al can be fed by very simple and friendly devices usable in any uncontrolled environment. This paper proposes a set of such technological tools providing a measure of these physical and physiological indices of frailty.