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This paper presents a multi-sensor system for the detection of people falls in the home environment. Two kinds of devices are used: a MEMS wearable wireless accelerometer with onboard fall detection algorithms and a 3D Time-of-Flight camera. An embedded computing system receives the possible fall alarm data from the two sub-sensory systems and their associated level of confidence. The computing module hosts a data fusion software to operate the validation and correlation among the two subsystems delivered data in order to rise overall system efficiency performance with respect to each single sensor sub-system.
Sensors, 2010 IEEE
Date of Conference: 1-4 Nov. 2010