Elder Care’s Fall Detection System

  • Filipe Felisberto
  • Nuno Moreira
  • Isabel Marcelino
  • Florentino Fdez-Riverola
  • António Pereira
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 92)


With the increase of the elderly population, new challenges to enable a healthy and dignified life for the elderly arise. One of these challenges, comes from a very serious problem to which the elderly population is subject: falls when they are alone. This article intends to present the initial study performed, and the resulting architecture of a complete system, that in conjunction with the rest of the Elder Care project, will enable the rapid detection of falls and sending of requests for help, that may well save lives.


fall detection body area network health monitoring aging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filipe Felisberto
    • 1
  • Nuno Moreira
    • 1
  • Isabel Marcelino
    • 1
    • 2
  • Florentino Fdez-Riverola
    • 3
  • António Pereira
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Technology and Management, Computer Science and Communications Research CentrePolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  2. 2.INOV INESC INOVAÇÄO Instituto de Novas TecnologiasLeiriaPortugal
  3. 3.ESEI: Escuela Superior de Ingeniería InformáticaUniversity of Vigo, Edificio PolitécnicoOurenseSpain

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