Impacting the Risk of Falling: How Do Accelerometers Work?

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Young engineers consider how to apply accelerometers and sensors to help prevent falls in elderly people. They consider forces of motion and gravity as part of the engineering design process.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a doctor to give a presentation on the topic
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with Newton's laws of motion
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