The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit invites anyone in the field of injury prevention to join our webinar presentations. Speakers from around the world make presentations on relevant topics related to injury prevention, with a focus on evidence-based information and new research.
Each year there are at least six one-hour presentations which include time for questions from participants.
The Future of Falls and Injury Prevention: New and Emerging Technologies ▼
New Date! November 24, 2016 | Dr. Fabio Feldman
The Future of Falls and Injury Prevention: New and Emerging Technologies
New Date! Thursday, November 24, 2016 | 10AM PST
Dr. Fabio Feldman, Manager, Senior Falls and Injury Prevention, Fraser Health Authority
New technologies are changing the way we look at prevention of falls and injuries. From simple wearable devices that detect falls to complex systems that deploy body airbags in case of a fall, this presentation will highlight new and emerging technologies that will have the potential to reduce the burden of falls and related injuries in older adults and possibly make fall related injuries a thing of the past.
Dr. Fabio Feldman’s Biography
Fabio has been the Manager for Falls and Injury Prevention with Fraser Health since 2006. During this time, Fabio has successfully developed and implemented innovative programs for fall injury prevention in older adults in a variety of settings: acute care, residential care, assisted living, adult day care, and the community at large. His approach integrates research into practice, and has been embraced by both administrators are care providers. Fabio got his PhD in the area of biomechanics at Simon Fraser University. His research was mainly focus on the prevention of falls and fractures. He currently holds an Adjunct Professor position at the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University and is a Faculty member of the Safer Healthcare Now! Falls Prevention Team.