Many health specialists often compare frailty to a popular game called Jenga. The aim is to pull out one block at a time from the tower until the structure is too fragile to remain standing. As we grow older, our body does not recover as quickly as before and each infection, fall or hospital admission can be represented by one missing block on the Jenga tower, weakening the whole structure until it eventually collapses. As each and every one of us age differently, with different genes and lifestyles, detecting the point of no return becomes extremely difficult.

In order to better understand where this point lies and how to delay it, FrailSafe medical and technical partners have been working hard since January to select the technology that will help them collect relevant data and, in the future, detect some patterns that will help physicians, practitioners and carers prevent frailty through early intervention.

The thinking behind the selection is explained further on in the newsletter, such as some activities organized by FrailSafe partners during the past semester to raise awareness about the project. Important news and steps about FrailSafe will be communicated through our biannual newsletters, but also through social media, like Twitter and Facebook.

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The FrailSafe Team

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