A Wearable Embedded System for Detecting Accidents while Running

Vincenzo Carletti, Antonio Greco, Alessia Saggese, Mario Vento, Vincenzo Vigilante

Abstract

Every year 424,000 fatal accidents occur, they are the second cause of unintentional death after road traffic injuries. The difference between fatal and not fatal accidents often is the presence of other people able to promptly provide first aid or call for help. Unfortunately, even during the practice of group activities (e.g. team sports) an accident can happen when a person is alone or out of sight; thus, the availability of devices able to detect if a serious accident is occurred and consequently arise an alarm to other people is an important issue for the safety of people. Starting from these considerations, in this paper we propose a wearable device able to detect accidents occurring during the practice of running. The device uses a one class SVM trained only on the normal activity and classifies as anomalies all the unknown situations. Then, in order to avoid alarms related to non dangerous events, the output of the classifier is analyzed by an additional stage responsible to detect if the person is or not unconscious after an abnormal event. In the former case an alarm is arisen by the system.

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in Harvard Style

Carletti V., Greco A., Saggese A., Vento M. and Vigilante V. (2018). A Wearable Embedded System for Detecting Accidents while Running.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-290-5, pages 541-548. DOI: 10.5220/0006612805410548


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp18,
author={Vincenzo Carletti and Antonio Greco and Alessia Saggese and Mario Vento and Vincenzo Vigilante},
title={A Wearable Embedded System for Detecting Accidents while Running},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},
year={2018},
pages={541-548},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006612805410548},
isbn={978-989-758-290-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,
TI - A Wearable Embedded System for Detecting Accidents while Running
SN - 978-989-758-290-5
AU - Carletti V.
AU - Greco A.
AU - Saggese A.
AU - Vento M.
AU - Vigilante V.
PY - 2018
SP - 541
EP - 548
DO - 10.5220/0006612805410548