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Noury, N,Rumeau, P,Bourke, AK,Olaighin, G,Lundy, JE
2008
December
A proposal for the classification and evaluation of fall detectors
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CIRCUMSTANCES PEOPLE INJURIES HELPLESS SYSTEM HOME
Falls affect, each year, tens of million of elderly people throughout the world. It can have immediate lethal consequences but also causes many disabling fractures and dramatic psychological consequences which reduce the independence of the person. Falls in the elderly is thus a major public health problem. The "early" detection of fall consequently raises the interest of searchers, as most of elderly falters cannot return to a standing position on their own following a fall. It is also an interesting scientific problem because it is an ill-defined process. The goals of this study were to classify various approaches used to detect the fall and to point out the difficulty to compare the results of these studies, as there is currently no common evaluation benchmark. (c) 2008 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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DOI 10.1016/j.irbm.2008.08.002
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