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A capacitive proximity sensing scheme for human motion detection

Arshad, Atika and Khan, Sheroz and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul and Abdul Kadir, Kushsairy and Tasnim, Rumana and Ismail, Ahmad Fadzil (2017) A capacitive proximity sensing scheme for human motion detection. In: 2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), 22nd-25th May 2017, Torino, Italy.

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This work demonstrates a non-invasive capacitive proximity based floor sensing system to monitor the motion of a human body (elderly patients). Monitoring the motion of an elderly patient can help them to move freely without the limitation of staying in a restricted environment which is suited for homecare applications. On the basis of application, such implementations need low-power, accurate and real-time measurement for measuring any abnormal behaviours. The proposed capacitive sensing system is based on the idea of making capacitive variations due to human body motion and this variation in capacitance is converted into an equivalent signal that has proportionate output frequency change. The floor sensor is proposed to be employed underneath the carpets of the floor surface. The sensors are rectangular shaped electrodes, arranged in the form of a matrix.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3930/58434
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oscillators, astable multivibrator, capacitance, capacitive proximity sensing, the human body
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: Prof. Dr. AHM Zahirul Alam
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 13:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58434

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