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Preventing Slip & Falls

2013.

The aim of this project is to find a solution where the community can come together to help make a difference in preventing accidents for those most seriously affected; the elderly. Winter slip and fall accidents are a serious but often neglected hazard that can lead to serious injuries and sometimes death. In Sweden, recent research reveals that 60% of all pedestrian accidents are ”slip and falls” caused by icy road conditions. Through interviews with Stockholm pedestrians and research into existing solutions, new ideas were generated. My proposal is a two-part solution that can help all pedestrians avoid slip and fall accidents. The first part is a smartphone app in which users can report and monitor slippery areas. In this way all users can help save pedestrians at risk. The second part is a detector for non smartphone users that actively warns its user when approaching a slippery area. The detector gathers data from the app. Everyone wins!

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