Fall Detection System for Elderly Person Monitoring using Sensors, GSM/UMTS/LTET Ele-Communication and GPS

Dr.Philomina S, Dr.Sundararajan M, Susila M

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Electronic Communication Protocols, Fall Detection System, Geriatric Patients.


This work was intended to develop and integrate a system that can successfully detect falls in real-time. The system enables autonomous monitoring and reporting of falls in geriatric patients. The system is designed in such a way that it satisfies the number of requirements ranging from the electronic communication protocols to ergonomic sensors. The system required an algorithm that can evaluate an event based on some pre-determined calculations to classify it as a fall or non-fall. Therefore, an effective integration of hardware and software tools was also needed that provides a real-time detection and reporting of falls successfully to the doctors and medical staff.