A Motion Classification Approach to Fall Detection

Wu, Shanfeng, Rueangsirarak, Worasak, Bouchee, Maxime, Aslam, Nauman and Shum, Hubert P. H. (2017) A Motion Classification Approach to Fall Detection. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications, SKIMA 2017: Malabe, Sri Lanka, 6-8 December 2017. International Conference on Software, Knowledge Information, Industrial Management and Applications, SKIMA (2017). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, p. 8294096. ISBN 9781538646038, 9781538646021

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/skima.2017.8294096


The population of older people in the world has grown rapidly in recent years. To alleviate the increasing burden on health systems, automated health monitoring of older people can be very economical for requesting urgent medical support when a harmful accident has been detected. One of the accidents that happens frequently to older people in a household environment is a fall, which can cause serious injuries if not handled immediately. In this paper, we propose a motion classification approach to fall detection, by integrating the techniques of motion capture and machine learning. The motion of a person is recorded with a set of inertial sensors, which provides a comprehensive and structural description of body movements, while being robust to variations in the working environment. We build a database comprising motions of both falls and normal activities. We experiment with several combinations of joint selection, feature extraction, and classification algorithms, showing that accurate fall detection can be achieved by our motion classification approach.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trajectory, Security, Databases, Feature extraction, Monitoring, Clustering algorithms, Mathematical model
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Hubert Shum
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 11:09
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 09:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32441

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics