Study of Motion Monitoring Using an Accelerometer – Unrestrained Measurement –
Hisaya Tanaka, Akihiro Nakata and Hideto Ide
College of Science and Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University, 6-16-1 Chitosedai, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-8572, Japan
Received:December 22, 1998Accepted:February 2, 1999Published:April 20, 1999
Keywords:monitoring, accelerometer, walking recognition, elderly protection
Recent news reports that elderly households will increase to 35%, so it is important to measure physical activity in such households to ensure their health and security. This is difficult to do while protecting privacy, however. We measured human activity using an accelerometer placed at the waist to distinguish walking, running, stair climbing, and elevator use, comparing movement between young and old.
Cite this article as:H. Tanaka, A. Nakata, and H. Ide, “Study of Motion Monitoring Using an Accelerometer – Unrestrained Measurement –,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.11 No.2, pp. 148-152, 1999.Data files:
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