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Fall, The

tale of the monotonous life and indifference of modern man. [Fr. Lit.: The Fall]
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When the simple threshold-based detection was combined with posture detection after the fall, the thresholds obtained resulted in a sensitivity and specificity of fall detection of 95%-100%.
If the selected activity with the maximum probability is among the three types of fall, the fall is alarmed; otherwise, it is determined to be an ADL.
After reviewing 100 charts of patients who fell and did not fall, the data showed that 35 patients who rated at a low risk for falling fell and 18 patients who were rated at high risk of falling did not fall.
However, upon review of the factors culminating in a patient fall, the Fall Prevention Protocol was modified to require that nurses reassess every patient on every shift.
Hence, birth rates fall, the workforce shrinks, and the share of the graying population rises.
If they fall, the harness catches them before they hit the ground.
During free fall, the characteristic time for the dropped object to move one fringe is on the order of 0.1 [micro]s--much too short to "see" with the number of photons available from spectroscopic light sources.
Much as a movie heroine tumbles off cliffs but routinely manages to grab something to stop her fall, the female worker ants of the species Cephalotes atratus guide their plunges so they typically veer into a tree trunk, according to Stephen P.
Of the patients that reported a fall, the average number of falls was 1.1 (S.D.=2.757) during the three-months following their initial visit compared with a mean 3.2 falls three months prior to their initial visit (S.D.=3.984) (Table 5).
If you don't find out "why" on the first fall, the resident will fall again.
But although new car prices show the smallest fall, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports that over the first seven months of the year, new car sales have remained 1.1 per cent ahead of last year and are forecast to rise to 2.225 million units for the year as a whole.
Historians have often argued that another meteorite fall, the spectacular shower of 3,000 stones at l'Aigle in the French province of Normandy in 1803, sparked the early investigation of meteorites.