5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Smartphone-Based Applications for Investigating Falls and Mobility

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246060,
        author={Carlo Tacconi and Sabato Mellone and Lorenzo Chiari},
        title={Smartphone-Based Applications for Investigating Falls and Mobility},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={fall detection fall risk assessment Smartphone application Android elderly oriented application Timed-Up-and-Go test},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246060}
    }
    
  • Carlo Tacconi
    Sabato Mellone
    Lorenzo Chiari
    Year: 2012
    Smartphone-Based Applications for Investigating Falls and Mobility
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246060
Carlo Tacconi1,*, Sabato Mellone1, Lorenzo Chiari1
  • 1: University of Bologna
*Contact email: carlo.tacconi@unibo.it

Abstract

The aim of this study is to develop a system for investigating human falls and mobility based on a Smartphone platform. We have designed and tested a set of software applications building on the inertial data captured from the tri-axial accelerometer sensor embedded in the Smartphone. We will describe here two applications: a fall detection and management application, and an application for the administration of a popular and standardized test in the field of human mobility assessment, namely the Timed-Up-and-Go test.