STICKu

STICKu is a multifunctional technologically-equipped walking stick, aimed at providing high-quality aid to those who require walking assistance and allow the users to understand their body status.

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Market of Implementation

  • Hong Kong SAR China

Problem

The elderly bear huge medical expenses today. It is not limited to Hong Kong, but a worldwide issue that we are all suffering from an aging population trend in the next 10-50 years. One in four people in the world aged 65 or above in 2030. More serious, every 19 minutes, one elderly die from a fall. Even just in Hong Kong, 87% of the elderly experienced bone fracture after falling. With the rapid growth of the aging population and seriousness of falls as shown in the data, it is not difficult to predict there are an emergency and a huge growth rate of need and demand for walking aids and assistant devices. Therefore, we want to produce a smart walking cane called STUCKu which is a multifunctional walking cane, incorporates an additional level of safety. All the features are automatically on and off with the changing environment.

Solution

STICKu might be the solution to reduce the chance of falls and the fatality of a fall. The main function is fall detection which detects the fall and alerts the carers by using our own algorithm. Once the cane detects a fall from the users, our system will trigger an alert to the carers, which includes his or her location. So that the carers can contact the users immediately to check their situation and safety. Users can also tap the alert button manually if they are in danger, which is embedded at the end of the handle.

By preventing falling and facilitating immediate aid after a fall, STICKu does not only benefit the elderly but also the people with physical disabilities and medical needs. For example, arthritis, osteoporosis, and mobility difficulty. These people are also facing the danger of falling, demanding a smart and reliable cane to support their daily mobility, as well as sending messages to their carers if they are in danger. STICKu, therefore, is one of the best solutions for them to ensure safety.

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