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JRM Vol.19 No.6 pp. 676-682
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2007.p0676
(2007)

Paper:

Safety Confirmation System Using Mat-Sensor and Power Line Communications for Elderly Person

Kanya Tanaka*, Kazuo Haruyama**, and Yo Yamada*

*Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University, 2-16-1 Tokiwadai, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8611, Japan

**Department of Electrical Engineering, Ube National College of Technology, 2-14-1 Tokiwadai, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8555, Japan

Received:
March 23, 2007
Accepted:
August 20, 2007
Published:
December 20, 2007
Keywords:
mat sensor, power line communication, senior citizen, safety confirmation
Abstract

This paper proposes a safety confirmation system consisting of a mat sensor and a power line communication device that can be installed in small-sized senior citizen welfare facilities without a nurse call and in ordinary households. The proposed system detects when a senior citizen attempts to get out of bed or leave a room, sending an alarm to the control room or a caregiver in another room. The power line communication enables such housing facilities to set up safety confirmation easily and inexpensively. The usefulness of this system has been verified by field examination in the senior citizen welfare facility.

Cite this article as:
Kanya Tanaka, Kazuo Haruyama, and Yo Yamada, “Safety Confirmation System Using Mat-Sensor and Power Line Communications for Elderly Person,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.19, No.6, pp. 676-682, 2007.
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