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Detection of activity pattern changes among elderly with 3D camera technology
Author(s): Bart Jansen; Sonja Rebel; Rudi Deklerck; Tony Mets; Peter Schelkens
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the medical scales which are currently in practice at the geriatrics department of the hospital for assessing independence and mobility of elderly patients. Several shortcomings and issues related to the scales are identified. It is shown how a 3D camera system could be used for the automatic assessment of several items of the scales. this automated assessment is overcoming many of the issues with the existing methods. An analysis of the automatically identified activity features of a typical patient is used to compare the data derived from our system with data obtained with accelerometer readings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7000, Optical and Digital Image Processing, 70000O (25 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781204
Show Author Affiliations
Bart Jansen, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Sonja Rebel, Univ. Ziekenhuis Brussel (Belgium)
Rudi Deklerck, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Tony Mets, Univ. Ziekenhuis Brussel (Belgium)
Peter Schelkens, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7000:
Optical and Digital Image Processing
Peter Schelkens; Touradj Ebrahimi; Gabriel Cristóbal; Frédéric Truchetet, Editor(s)

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