Machine learning model predicts fall risk

Image: The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre (TOHRC) Walk Test app was used to collect data in this study. Left: Participants complete a walking test with a smartphone connected to their lower back. Right: The user interface of the TOHRC Walk Test App after the walk test is complete.
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Image credit: Juneau P et al, 2022, PLOS Digital Health, CC-BY 4.0 (

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Article title: Automated step count detection using a 6-minute walk test smartphone sensor for fall risk classification in lower-extremity amputees

author country: Canada, Slovenia

funds: This research was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). NSERC CREATE READI: RGPIN-2019-04106, EDL, NSERC CREATE BEST 482728-2016-CREAT, NB, No role for funders In study design, data collection and analysis, publication decisions, or manuscript preparation.

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