FALL DETECTION SYSTEMS - A Solution based on Low Cost Sensors

Miguel A. Laguna, María J. Tirado, Javier Finat, José M. Marqués

Abstract

The problem of fall detection in elderly patients is particularly critical in persons who live alone or are alone most of the day. The use of information and communication technologies to facilitate their autonomy is a clear example of how technological advances can improve the quality of life of dependent people. This article presents a prototype developed with a low cost device (the gamepad of a known video console) using its Bluetooth communication capabilities and built-in accelerometer. The latter is much more sensitive than other similar devices integrated in mobile phones and much cheaper than industrial accelerometers. Besides its stand-alone use, the system can be connected to a generic remote monitoring system that has been developed as a software product line for use in aged people’s residences.

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Laguna M., J. Tirado M., Finat J. and M. Marqués J. (2010). FALL DETECTION SYSTEMS - A Solution based on Low Cost Sensors . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8425-22-5, pages 121-126. DOI: 10.5220/0002918101210126


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@conference{icsoft10,
author={Miguel A. Laguna and María J. Tirado and Javier Finat and José M. Marqués},
title={FALL DETECTION SYSTEMS - A Solution based on Low Cost Sensors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},
year={2010},
pages={121-126},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002918101210126},
isbn={978-989-8425-22-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
TI - FALL DETECTION SYSTEMS - A Solution based on Low Cost Sensors
SN - 978-989-8425-22-5
AU - Laguna M.
AU - J. Tirado M.
AU - Finat J.
AU - M. Marqués J.
PY - 2010
SP - 121
EP - 126
DO - 10.5220/0002918101210126