Fall Detection: Project of an Improved Solution - A Fall Detector More Reliable and with New Features

Guillaume Pérolle, David Sánchez, Miren Irune Abarrategui, Gorka Eizmendi, Jon Agirre, Cristina Buiza, Igone Etxeberria, José Javier Yanguas

Abstract

In the case of old people living alone at home or in care centres, falls represent the most important cause of accidents. To reduce the impact of a fall event, fall detectors have been developed, which are supposed to automatically detect a fall event when it occurs and to send an alarm to a care central in a short period of time. Within the existing projects are especially interesting the autonomous worn fall detectors. In this paper, Fatronik presents its project to develop an improved fall detector. The objective is to enhance the fall detector’s reliability and easiness of use comparing to the existing solutions, and to add new features such as improved location and communication capacities. This paper describes the working outlines of the project, open to suggestions and modifications according to the results obtained at the different stages.

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Pérolle G., Sánchez D., Irune Abarrategui M., Eizmendi G., Agirre J., Buiza C., Etxeberria I. and Javier Yanguas J. (2004). Fall Detection: Project of an Improved Solution - A Fall Detector More Reliable and with New Features . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Tele-Care and Collaborative Virtual Communities in Elderly Care - Volume 1: TELECARE, (ICEIS 2004) ISBN 972-8865-10-4, pages 109-118. DOI: 10.5220/0002674401090118


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@conference{telecare04,
author={Guillaume Pérolle and David Sánchez and Miren Irune Abarrategui and Gorka Eizmendi and Jon Agirre and Cristina Buiza and Igone Etxeberria and José Javier Yanguas},
title={Fall Detection: Project of an Improved Solution - A Fall Detector More Reliable and with New Features},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Tele-Care and Collaborative Virtual Communities in Elderly Care - Volume 1: TELECARE, (ICEIS 2004)},
year={2004},
pages={109-118},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002674401090118},
isbn={972-8865-10-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Tele-Care and Collaborative Virtual Communities in Elderly Care - Volume 1: TELECARE, (ICEIS 2004)
TI - Fall Detection: Project of an Improved Solution - A Fall Detector More Reliable and with New Features
SN - 972-8865-10-4
AU - Pérolle G.
AU - Sánchez D.
AU - Irune Abarrategui M.
AU - Eizmendi G.
AU - Agirre J.
AU - Buiza C.
AU - Etxeberria I.
AU - Javier Yanguas J.
PY - 2004
SP - 109
EP - 118
DO - 10.5220/0002674401090118