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Wearable smart phone sensor fall detection system

Habaebi, Mohamed Hadi and Yusoff, Siti Hajar and Ishak, Anis Nadia and Islam, Md Rafiqul and Chebil, Jalel and Basahel, Ahmed (2022) Wearable smart phone sensor fall detection system. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, 16 (12). pp. 72-93. E-ISSN 1865-7923

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One of the most important measures that developed countries need along with economic success is the provision of contemporary health services for the elderly. Inadequate care for the elderly can put them in danger of falls with serious injury or even death. When an older person falls due to illness, immediate lack of care may lead to death. In this paper, a wearable smart phone sensor fall event detection system is introduced. The proposed system utilizes real-time raw sensory accelerometer, gyroscope and gravity data collected from the AndroSensor App and is then processed and applied to a machine learning classifier. The smart phone is positioned at the waistline to yield the most accurate fall detection results. The system is trained and can detect common activities, like sleeping, walking, sitting, jogging, and events, such as falling in any direction. An full accuracy is almost accomplished using Support Vector Machine classifier in comparison with other classifiers as addressed by other previous research works. Nevertheless, the system requires more validation with elderly people under the supervision of caregivers in a controlled environment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wearable sensor, AndroSensor app, fall detection, support vector machine (SVM)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamed Hadi Habaebi
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 09:26
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 09:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98472

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