Elder Care’s Fall Detection System
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.
Keywordsfall detection body area network health monitoring aging
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