The challenge of falls for old adults and patients of TB and HIV/AIDS. In 2002, an estimated 391,000 people globally died of injuries related to falls, and the number of older adults who fall continues to rise. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 29 million falls were reported among those 65+ and older in the U.S. in 2014, with approximately 7 million of these falls resulting in injuries. As the number of older adults continues to rise, the opportunity to live without fear of falling has the potential to positively impact the lives of millions around the world. The CDC predicts that by 2030 there will be 49 million falls reported in those 65 and older in the U.S. with 12 million resulting in injuries.