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Intelligent monitoring system of bedridden elderly
Author(s): Rue Shao Dong; Motohiro Tanaka; Miki Ushijima; Takakazu Ishimatsu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we propose a system to detect physical behavior of the elderly under bedridden status. This system is used to prevent those elderly from falling down and being wounded. Basic idea of our approach is to measure the body movements of the elderly using the acceleration sensor. Based on the data measured, dangerous actions of the elderly are extracted and warning signals to the caseworkers are generated via wireless signals. A feature of the system is that the senor part is compactly assembled as a wearable unit. Another feature of the system is that the system adopts a simplified wireless network system. Due to the network capability the system can monitor physical movements of multi-patients. Applicability of the system is now being examined at hospitals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6040, ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 604020 (21 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664243
Show Author Affiliations
Rue Shao Dong, Nagasaki Univ. (Japan)
Motohiro Tanaka, Nagasaki Univ. (Japan)
Miki Ushijima, Nagasaki Univ. (Japan)
Takakazu Ishimatsu, Nagasaki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6040:
ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials
Yunlong Wei; Kil To Chong; Takayuki Takahashi; Shengping Liu; Zushu Li; Zhongwei Jiang; Jin Young Choi, Editor(s)

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