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2015 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) (2015)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Dec. 14, 2015 to Dec. 16, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-9665-3
pp: 324-328
ABSTRACT
Fall has been a major cause of death for the people above the age of 65. In most cases these deaths can be avoided if the event of fall gets reported in time to the health care personals. This work selects three well know accelerometer based fall detection algorithms from literature and analyze their performance based upon Sensitivity, Specificity and Accuracy. It has been observed that the efficiency of a fall detection algorithm can be greatly improved by following a two step process. First detect all types of event, fall and ADL (activities of daily life) based on observed resultant acceleration (RSS) value. Second, classify observed event in fall or ADL through detailed analysis of recorded RSS readings.
INDEX TERMS
Accelerometers, Acceleration, Smart phones, Gyroscopes, Image edge detection, Medical services, Detection algorithms,Andriod, Fall detection, Accelerometer
CITATION
Tayyaba Zaheer, Ashher Alam, Majid I. Khan, "A Test-Bed Based Evaluation of Pervasive Fall Detection Schemes", 2015 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), vol. 00, no. , pp. 324-328, 2015, doi:10.1109/FIT.2015.63
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