This paper reports on the results of research undertaken to develop a wearable ambulatory fall detector with integrated vitalsigns by implementing a novel algorithm onto a newly CE approved wireless vitalsigns monitor. An ambulatory monitor that alarms on fall events is of clear benefit to the elderly, infirm or those living independently; to enhance their health, sense of safety and wellness. Results show that during laboratory testing, movements categorised as ‘activities of daily living’ (ADL) were detected with around 90% accuracy and falls detected with 100% accuracy, with all data being independently verified using 2 alternative technologies.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Publisher||Irish Software Innovation Network|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 13 Oct 2010|
|Event||Intel European Research and Innovation Conference - Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 13 Oct 2010 → …
|Conference||Intel European Research and Innovation Conference|
|Period||13/10/10 → …|
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Improvements of a Chest-based Wireless Patient
Monitoring System. CinC2010, 26/9/10–29/9/10.
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a CE Approved Ambulatory Patient Monitoring Device
in a General Medical Ward. Engineering in Medicine
and Biology Conference, 31/8/10 – 4/9/10.