Three out of four fatal senior accidents are the result of a fall
On average, around 71,000 seniors are hospitalized in Austria every year because of a fall. 72% of fatal accidents in the age group over 60 are due to falls. Different causes for falls in old age come into question: cardiac arrhythmias, dizziness, hypotension, circulatory situation, chronic pain, blood pressure fluctuations, wrong medication, incorrect dosage or side effects of medication, diabetes, disorders of balance and vision, narrowing of the field of vision, muscle weakness of the legs and spine , sensorimotor deficits, polyneuropathies, carotid sinus syndrome, fear of falls, decreased stress tolerance and depression. 80% of the falls in old age are the result of balance and gait disorders, they occur without syncope and without an overwhelming shift in focus from outside in an everyday situation without special postural requirements.
In accordance with the significantly increased probability of occurrence and the expected severity of the consequences, the risk is assigned to the risk class of unacceptable risks. In the event that there is also a high probability that such an accident will not be discovered immediately (e.g. in the evening hours), the use of a VIEW SENSE system is strongly recommended.