Country: United StatesFocus: Medical ServicePartner: The Better LabPost-Extreme Lab: Social E LabStatus: Still In DevelopmentYear: 2021

The Better Lab: Falls

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Though falls are the leading cause of death for Americans 65 years and older, many transitioning into old age resist changes to their home to prevent falls due to a fear of change that comes with aging, or of being “othered” due to physical, financial, and social marginalization. Our project is a home design product focused on fall prevention to help individuals aging independently moving into Medicare (~65) easily visualize an upgraded home that looks better and feels safer, without the hassle of the invasive / impersonal status quo home assessment. We will understand each individual through a lifestyle survey and 3D-rendered model of user-sourced home photos, before applying an algorithm built with occupational therapists to identify where to place Medicare-covered fall prevention products, all with the personal touch of an interior designer.