Trialling a Personal Falls Monitoring System using Smart Phone
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This paper describes a personal falls monitoring project using smart phone based tri-axial accelerometry, for surveillance of elderly people with falls risk living independently at home. The project relied on collaboration of three parties to achieve its clinical, research and technology aims. The results of data collection during the six month trial period are presented and analysed here. These results indicate a very high rate of false positives (94.7%) which would need to be addressed in future development of the system.
Copyright © 2015, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at the 8th Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM 2015), Sydney, Australia, January 2015. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Vol. 164, Anthony Maeder and Jim Warren, Ed. Reproduction for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.