The development of a detection system for seniors' accidental fall from bed using cameras

Jinwook Shim, Myung Hoon Shim, Yoon Su Baek, Tack Don Han

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Abstract

For many seniors, patients, and vulnerable people, an accidental fall could bear consequences serious enough to be life-threatening. Accordingly, increasing expenditure on the prevention of accidental fall has been a trend in the developed countries. One of the methods of preventing an accidental fall includes a quick notification to the caregiver. In order to detect and inform an accidental fall speedily, methods using accelerometer, infrared light, ultrasound and camera images have been extensively researched. This paper developed a system of monitoring the patient beds upon receiving the camera images through movement detection using difference image and foreground-background segmentation image which discovered the patient's location. It also verified the performance of that system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 20
Event5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2011 Feb 212011 Feb 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011

Other

Other5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period11/2/2111/2/23

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Shim, J., Shim, M. H., Baek, Y. S., & Han, T. D. (2011). The development of a detection system for seniors' accidental fall from bed using cameras. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011 [102] (Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011). https://doi.org/10.1145/1968613.1968734