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Capacitive proximity floor sensing system for elderly tracking and fall detection

Arshad, Atika and Khan, Sheroz and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul and Ismail, Ahmad Fadzil and Tasnim, Rumana (2018) Capacitive proximity floor sensing system for elderly tracking and fall detection. In: 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications, ICSIMA 2017, 28 - 30 November 2017, Putrajaya.

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Abstract

With the advent and progress of technology, care of senior individuals requires spontaneous and timely decisions to be made so that life protecting and saving therapy can be delivered promptly. Research shows that assistive technology can provide systems to aid in the prevention and detection of injuries to seniors, leading to a faster response from monitoring personnel. Falls make one of the major injuries caused to seniors whereby they are often unable to receive proper and timely support. This work reports the preliminary results on the development of a capacitive-based sensing system for monitoring of inhabitants living on their own in elderly homes. The tracking and fall monitoring of elderly is based on floor-sensing model equipped with an occupancy mechanism. To perceive and recognise the behavioural changes of an individual on daily basis, integrated sensors are designed and developed using capacitive proximity sensing approach. The weight of a person exerts a pressure on the sensor, indicating the occupancy of the sensor spot when a threshold value set for this purpose, is exceeded. To begin with, the occupancy sensing floors are equipped with sensors and later integrated into the environment, which aims at providing assistive service for continuous diagnosis of a person’s health, hence keeping track of an individual’s behavioural patterns.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3930/67496
Uncontrolled Keywords: Occupancy sensor; capacitive sensors; embedded systems; senior citizen; floor sensing
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: dr Sheroz Khan
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 12:18
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 12:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67496

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