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A low cost capacitive sensing system for monitoring and detecting falls of senior citizens

Khan, Sheroz and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul (2015) A low cost capacitive sensing system for monitoring and detecting falls of senior citizens. In: 2015 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Instrumentations, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA 2015), 24-25 November 2015, Putrajaya.

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Abstract

Care of senior individuals requires spontaneous and precise decisions so that life protecting and lifesaving therapy can be given on time. Research reveals that assistive technology can provide systems, which aid in prevention and detection of injuries to senior patients leading to a faster response. Falls are one of the major injuries occurring among seniors and they are not able to receive proper and timely help. This paper is based on monitoring the movement of individual senior people, living independently in their homes. The paper aims to study, design and develop a low cost reliable capacitance based sensing system for capturing human position in order to identify them, and the occurrence of fall. The sensor arrangement is done using a matrix of thin planar electrodes beneath the floor. This makes the system untraceable as well as discreet. Shading or darkness do not affect the system and also this system does not need much computing power. Computer vision does not have these advantages. Moreover, there is no need of wearing these devices and also no batteries should be charged. Here, the proposed system measures the variable voltage output in response to a change in capacitance values. Preliminary results have been obtained based on simulation and experimental setup.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3930/46399 Proceeding of 3rd International Conference on Smart Instrumentations, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA 2015)ISBN: 978-1-4673-7255-8
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr AHM Zahirul Alam
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 11:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46399

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