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JRM Vol.24 No.6 pp. 1089-1091
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2012.p1089
(2012)

Letter:

Verification of Fall Detection Sensor

Tadahiro Hasegawa and Hiroki Yokota

Shibaura Institute of Technology, 3-7-5 Toyosu, Kohto-ku, Tokyo 135-8548, Japan

Received:
September 28, 2011
Accepted:
August 28, 2012
Published:
December 20, 2012
Keywords:
fall-detection, pulse wave, accelerometer, angular velocity
Abstract

We report about a fall-detection sensor system that detects the beginning of a fall. The fall-detection sensor system monitors the human pulse as a vital sign, acceleration, and angular velocity. The fall-detection algorithm using these signals enables us to detect the beginning of a fall correctly. Especially, the fall detection algorithm using the vital sign was able to distinguish between a case in which persons did not fall down due to keep their balance although the fall began and a case in which persons fell.

Cite this article as:
T. Hasegawa and H. Yokota, “Verification of Fall Detection Sensor,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.24, No.6, pp. 1089-1091, 2012.
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