Fall Protection for Seniors?

Don Wickelgren
December 21, 2021

Not exactly yet but the tech is pointing us to a healthier senior life. Statistics are for a senior that falls and breaks a hip. When living alone, the odds are even worse.

Yesterday, I literally fell while riding a bike in the rain. I continue thinking about this tech and how to best use it for seniors.

Imagine devices that inflate on falling. Watches that monitor steadiness, stability and calculate odds of falling. The watch detects actual falls and communicates to family and support services. It’s a better future.


Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.