Wearable fall detection system

Saldanha, David and Parodkar, Manjusha and Kamath, Surekha (2018) Wearable fall detection system. In: Third International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Communication, Computer Technologies and Optimization Techniques (ICEECCOT), 14/12/2018, GSSS Institute of Engg and Technology for woMysore,Mysore.

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Fall detection system to monitor and notify the caretakers when an elder person falls is needed in this age especially when individual monitoring becomes a task. In this paper, we proposed a wearable device that is lightweight, uses battery for power supply, and the energy consumption is low. Our proposed device consists of: 9-axis accelerometer/gyroscope as a sensor, a microcontroller and a communication device. The sensor provides accelerations of elderly body movements. Then, the microcontroller identifies body positions and a fall from three-axis accelerations and a GSM module, that is able to alert the caretaker through communication via the radio transmitter and receiver, about the same and also notify the caretaker/relative by call/SMS. We use parameter threshold in our proposed fall detection system. The developed prototype was evaluated and showed satisfactory performance

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fall detection; Gyroscope; RF-Transmitter; Receiver; GSM.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 09:41
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 09:41
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152892

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