AUTOMATIC FALL DETECTION AND ALERT SYSTEM - A Compact GPS/GSM Enabled Unit based on Accelerometry

Hugo Silva, Filipe Silva, Hugo Gamboa, Vítor Viegas

Abstract

Accidental falls are among one of the main causes of death and disability on elderly people. This stands both as a healthcare problem, in the sense that, upon falling, if individuals are not assisted in an early stage severe long term consequences may arise; and as a limitation for the individual’s daily life, in the sense that they generally deprive themselves of regular routines as a preventive measure to avoid falling. In this paper we describe a hardware unit conceived to automatically detect fall events, and trigger a set of alert actions which allow the remote detection of the occurrence and facilitate rapid assistance.

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Silva H., Silva F., Gamboa H. and Viegas V. (2008). AUTOMATIC FALL DETECTION AND ALERT SYSTEM - A Compact GPS/GSM Enabled Unit based on Accelerometry . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 186-189. DOI: 10.5220/0001056401860189


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices08,
author={Hugo Silva and Filipe Silva and Hugo Gamboa and Vítor Viegas},
title={AUTOMATIC FALL DETECTION AND ALERT SYSTEM - A Compact GPS/GSM Enabled Unit based on Accelerometry},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={186-189},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001056401860189},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - AUTOMATIC FALL DETECTION AND ALERT SYSTEM - A Compact GPS/GSM Enabled Unit based on Accelerometry
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - Silva H.
AU - Silva F.
AU - Gamboa H.
AU - Viegas V.
PY - 2008
SP - 186
EP - 189
DO - 10.5220/0001056401860189