A Motion Classification Approach to Fall Detection

A Motion Classification Approach to Fall Detection

Abstract

The population of older people in the world has grown rapidly in recent years. To alleviate the increasing burden on health systems, automated health monitoring of older people can be very economical for requesting urgent medical support when a harmful accident has been detected. One of the accidents that happens frequently to older people in a household environment is a fall, which can cause serious injuries if not handled immediately. In this paper, we propose a motion classification approach to fall detection, by integrating the techniques of motion capture and machine learning. The motion of a person is recorded with a set of inertial sensors, which provides a comprehensive and structural description of body movements, while being robust to variations in the working environment. We build a database comprising motions of both falls and normal activities. We experiment with several combinations of joint selection, feature extraction, and classification algorithms, showing that accurate fall detection can be achieved by our motion classification approach.

Publication

Shanfeng Hu, Worasak Rueangsirarak, Maxime Bouchee, Nauman Aslam and Hubert P. H. Shum,
"A Motion Classification Approach to Fall Detection",
Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Software Knowledge Information Management and Applications (SKIMA)

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@inproceedings{hu17motion,
 author={Hu, Shanfeng and Rueangsirarak, Worasak and Bouchee, Maxime and Aslam, Nauman and Shum, Hubert P. H.},
 booktitle={Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Software Knowledge Information Management and Applications},
 series={SKIMA '17},
 title={A Motion Classification Approach to Fall Detection},
 year={2017},
 month={Dec},
 pages={1--6},
 numpages={6},
 doi={10.1109/SKIMA.2017.8294096},
 issn={2573-3214},
 location={Colombo, Sri Lanka},
}

EndNote/RefMan

TY  - CONF
AU  - Hu, Shanfeng
AU  - Rueangsirarak, Worasak
AU  - Bouchee, Maxime
AU  - Aslam, Nauman
AU  - Shum, Hubert P. H.
T2  - Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Software Knowledge Information Management and Applications
TI  - A Motion Classification Approach to Fall Detection
PY  - 2017
Y1  - Dec 2017
SP  - 1
EP  - 6
DO  - 10.1109/SKIMA.2017.8294096
SN  - 2573-3214
ER  - 

Plain Text

Shanfeng Hu, Worasak Rueangsirarak, Maxime Bouchee, Nauman Aslam and Hubert P. H. Shum, "A Motion Classification Approach to Fall Detection," in SKIMA '17: Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Software Knowledge Information Management and Applications, pp. 1-6, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec 2017.

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