An Acoustic-based Tracking System for Monitoring Elderly People Living Alone

Akira Sasou, Nyamerdene Odontsengel, Shumpei Matsuoka

Abstract

Japan is becoming a super-aged society and the population of elderly people is increasing, although the overall population in Japan is decreasing. In order to support a safe and secure autonomous life and to improve the quality of life for elderly people living alone, the development of monitoring and life-support systems is a pressing matter. In this paper, we propose a monitoring system that would enable relatives and other interested parties to easily monitor the daily life of elderly people from afar by using mobile devices. With such a monitoring system, it is very important to protect the privacy of the people being monitored. The proposed monitoring system seeks to approximately but recognizably reconstruct the status of elderly people's daily life by using computer graphics (CG) based on information obtained from various types of sensors, mainly consisting of acoustic sensors such as microphone arrays that are utilized to track the walking patterns of elderly people based solely on the sound of their footsteps.

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in Harvard Style

Sasou A., Odontsengel N. and Matsuoka S. (2018). An Acoustic-based Tracking System for Monitoring Elderly People Living Alone.In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-299-8, pages 89-95. DOI: 10.5220/0006664800890095


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe18,
author={Akira Sasou and Nyamerdene Odontsengel and Shumpei Matsuoka},
title={An Acoustic-based Tracking System for Monitoring Elderly People Living Alone},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2018},
pages={89-95},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006664800890095},
isbn={978-989-758-299-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - An Acoustic-based Tracking System for Monitoring Elderly People Living Alone
SN - 978-989-758-299-8
AU - Sasou A.
AU - Odontsengel N.
AU - Matsuoka S.
PY - 2018
SP - 89
EP - 95
DO - 10.5220/0006664800890095