Let’s face it, it’s hard to determine if a fall is really a fall on a wearable device. BELLPAL wanted the devices we powered to be accurate and valid as much as possible. To do this, however, we needed to understand how seniors fell. To build the best fall-detection algorithm in the world, we sourced an intrepid group of seniors, placed sensors on them, and filmed them falling down; again, and again and again. Getting this right was so important to them and us that they put themselves in harms way to advance the science. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and our padding and safety systems worked well to keep our senior volunteers safe! But the data we gained from their sacrifice was invaluable. Their data taught us the most common fall patterns and taught our system to predict what falls look like in an older population demographic. The BELLPAL fall detection system is only available on the Moto Watch.