28m 00s
High-Tech Fall Prevention
Medical Frontiers
28m 00s

Broadcast on February 19, 2019
Available until February 19, 2020

Falling accidents kill over 640,000 people worldwide each year, making them deadlier than traffic accidents. The elderly are especially vulnerable to falls that leave them bedridden or needing nursing care. Devices designed to reduce the risks are advancing in Japan. One uses suspension to let people experience near falls, and to train the body to react. And a robot created with Japanese automotive technology is helping patients develop better balance.