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Characterisation of accelerometer on an ambulatory patient monitoringdevice for fall detection

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Catherwood, P, Hiepp, M and McLaughlin, JAD (2010) Characterisation of accelerometer on an ambulatory patient monitoringdevice for fall detection. In: Intel European Research and Innovation Conference, Dublin, Ireland. Intel. 1 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This paper reports on the results of research undertaken to develop a wearable ambulatory fall detector with integrated vitalsigns by implementing a novel algorithm onto a newly CE approved wireless vitalsigns monitor. An ambulatory monitor that alarms on fall events is of clear benefit to the elderly, infirm or those living independently; to enhance their health, sense of safety and wellness. Results show that during laboratory testing, movements categorised as ‘activities of daily living’ (ADL) were detected with around 90% accuracy and falls detected with 100% accuracy, with all data being independently verified using 2 alternative technologies.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Lecture)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:16525
Deposited By:Mr Philip Catherwood
Deposited On:02 Dec 2010 15:42
Last Modified:24 Jun 2011 09:28

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