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3DCane: a monitoring system for the elderly using a connected walking stick

Lachtar, Abdelfetteh and Val, Thierry and Kachouri, Abdennaceur 3DCane: a monitoring system for the elderly using a connected walking stick. (2016) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, vol. 14 (n° 8). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1947-5500

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Abstract

fall related injuries caused have become a leading cause of fatalities among the elderly. Lots of aging people rely on a cane as a help device to overcome such problems as balance loss and leg weakness, presumed to be at the origin of many fall incidents. In this respect, the internet of things may turn out to be critically helpful, by offering disabled people the assistance and support necessary for achieving a good quality of life and allowing them to participate in the social and economic activities. In this paper, a 3DCane design is depicted, with an implementation for the CANet project, a system whereby a comprehensive monitoring of disabled people can be maintained through the use of their connected walking stick. Actually, the 3Dcane is modeled through consideration of real-time movements for a thorough understanding of the concerned person's state, including fall detection. To note, the 3DCane applies a multi-stage thresholding framework based on an accelerometer. Experiments have revealed that the fall-detection algorithm appears to be robust in term of detection rate and false positive rate.

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Additional Information:Thanks to IJCSIS (International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security) open access publisher. This papers appears in volume 14 of International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security. ISSN: 1947-5500 The original PDF is available at: https://sites.google.com/site/ijcsis/vol-14-no-8-aug-2016
HAL Id:hal-01475038
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Sfax (TUNISIA)
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Deposited On:06 Feb 2017 16:13

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