Electronic Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, eHealth 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, September 23-15, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

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Detecting Human Motion: Introducing Step, Fall and ADL Algorithms

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11745-9_10,
        author={Dries Vermeiren and Maarten Weyn and Geert Ron},
        title={Detecting Human Motion: Introducing Step, Fall and ADL Algorithms},
        proceedings={Electronic Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, eHealth 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, September 23-15, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-HEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={MEMS Step Detection Fall Detection ADL Freescale},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11745-9_10}
    }
    
  • Dries Vermeiren
    Maarten Weyn
    Geert Ron
    Year: 2012
    Detecting Human Motion: Introducing Step, Fall and ADL Algorithms
    E-HEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11745-9_10
Dries Vermeiren1,*, Maarten Weyn1,*, Geert Ron1,*
  • 1: Artesis University College of Antwerp
*Contact email: dries.vermeiren@artesis.be, maarten.weyn@artesis.be, geert.deron@ieee.org

Abstract

Telecare is the term given to offering remote care to elderly and vulnerable people, providing them with the care and reassurance needed to allow them to keep living at home. As telecare is gaining research interests, we’ll introduce a system which can be used to monitor the steps, falls and daily activities of high risk populations in this paper. Using this system it is possible for a patient to rehabilitate at home or for elderly to keep living independently in their own house while they are still monitored. This leads to a huge cost reduction in health services and moreover it will make patients satisfied for being able to live at home as long as possible and in all comfort.