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Authors: Hugo Silva 1 ; Filipe Silva 1 ; Hugo Gamboa 1 and Vítor Viegas 2

Affiliations: 1 PLUX – Biosensor Engineering, Portugal ; 2 EST – IPS, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-8111- 17-3

Keyword(s): Healthcare, Quality of Life, Accelerometry, Biomechanics, Kinematics.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomechanical Devices ; Biomedical Engineering ; Biomedical Instruments and Devices ; Biotelemetry ; Devices ; Health Monitoring Devices ; Human-Computer Interaction ; Physiological Computing Systems ; Wireless Systems

Abstract: Accidental falls are among one of the main causes of death and disability on elderly people. This stands both as a healthcare problem, in the sense that, upon falling, if individuals are not assisted in an early stage severe long term consequences may arise; and as a limitation for the individual’s daily life, in the sense that they generally deprive themselves of regular routines as a preventive measure to avoid falling. In this paper we describe a hardware unit conceived to automatically detect fall events, and trigger a set of alert actions which allow the remote detection of the occurrence and facilitate rapid assistance.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Silva H.; Silva F.; Gamboa H.; Viegas V. and (2008). AUTOMATIC FALL DETECTION AND ALERT SYSTEM - A Compact GPS/GSM Enabled Unit based on Accelerometry.In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 186-189. DOI: 10.5220/0001056401860189

@conference{biodevices08,
author={Hugo Silva and Filipe Silva and Hugo Gamboa and Vítor Viegas},
title={AUTOMATIC FALL DETECTION AND ALERT SYSTEM - A Compact GPS/GSM Enabled Unit based on Accelerometry},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={186-189},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001056401860189},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - AUTOMATIC FALL DETECTION AND ALERT SYSTEM - A Compact GPS/GSM Enabled Unit based on Accelerometry
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - Silva, H.
AU - Silva, F.
AU - Gamboa, H.
AU - Viegas, V.
PY - 2008
SP - 186
EP - 189
DO - 10.5220/0001056401860189

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