Detecting Human Motion: Introducing Step, Fall and ADL Algorithms

  • Dries Vermeiren
  • Maarten Weyn
  • Geert De Ron
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 27)


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.


MEMS Step Detection Fall Detection ADL Freescale 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dries Vermeiren
    • 1
  • Maarten Weyn
    • 1
  • Geert De Ron
    • 1
  1. 1.Artesis University College of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

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