Wearable sensors are becoming popular for remote health monitoring as technology improves and cost reduces. One area in which wearable sensors are increasingly being used is falls monitoring. The elderly, in particular are vulnerable to falls and require continuous monitoring. Indeed, many attempts, with insufficient success have been made towards accurate, robust and generic falls and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) classification. A major challenge in developing solutions for fall detection is access to sufficiently large data sets.
This paper presents a description of the data set and the experimental protocols designed by the authors for the simu- lation of falls, near-falls and ADL. Forty-two volunteers were recruited to participate in an experiment that involved a set of scripted protocols. Four types of falls (forward, backward, lateral left and right) and several ADL were simulated. This data set is intended for the evaluation of fall detection al- gorithms by combining daily activities and transitions from one posture to another with falls. In our prior work, machine learning based fall detection algorithms were developed and evaluated. Results showed that our algorithm was able to discriminate between falls and ADL with an F-measure of 94%.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 6th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys '15)|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||6th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2015 - Portland, United States|
Duration: 18 Mar 2015 → 20 Mar 2015
|Other||6th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2015|
|Period||18/03/15 → 20/03/15|
- Wearable sensors
- fall detection
- health monitoring