Older adults’ perceptions and preferences of a fall risk assessment system: Exploring stages of acceptance model

Published On: 07-01-2017

Aging in place is a preferred and cost-effective living option for older adults. Research indicates that technology can assist with this goal. Information on consumer preferences will help in technology development to assist older adults to age in place....

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In-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system

Published On: 07-01-2013

Falls are a major problem in older adults. A continuous, unobtrusive, environmentally mounted (i.e., embedded into the environment and not worn by the individual), in home monitoring system that automatically detects when falls have occurred or when the risk...

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An automatic in-home fall detection system using Doppler radar signatures

Published On: 07-21-2016

One in three elders over the age of 65 falls each year in the United States. This paper describes a non-invasive fall detection system based on a Doppler radar sensor. The developed system has been tested in two environments:...

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Using embedded sensors in independent living to predict gait changes and falls

Published On: 07-26-2016

This study explored using Big Data, totaling 66 terabytes over 10 years, captured from sensor systems installed in independent living apartments to predict falls from pre-fall changes in residents’ Kinect-recorded gait parameters. Over a period of 3 to 48...

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Monitoring the relative blood pressure using a hydraulic bed sensor system

Published On: 07-13-2018

We propose a non-wearable hydraulic bed sensor system that is placed underneath the mattress to estimate the relative systolic blood pressure of a subject, which only differs from the actual blood pressure by a scaling and an offset factor....

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Automated in-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system for elders

Published On: 06-01-2015

Falls are a major problem for the elderly leading to injury, disability, and even death. An unobtrusive, in-home sensor system that continuously monitors older adults for fall risk and detects falls could revolutionize fall prevention and care. A fall...

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Nursing home research: The first international association of gerontology and geriatrics research conference

Published On: 05-01-2014

The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics held its first conference on nursing home research in St Louis, MO, in November 2013. This article provides a summary of the presentations. Rolland, Y., Resnick, B., Katz, P.R., Little, M.O., Ouslander,...

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Automated health alerts using in-home sensor data for embedded health assessment

Published On: 04-10-2015

We present an example of unobtrusive, continuous monitoring in the home for the purpose of assessing early health changes. Sensors embedded in the environment capture behavior and activity patterns. Changes in patterns are detected as potential signs of changing...

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Doppler radar fall activity detection using the wavelet transform

Published On: 03-01-2015

We propose in this paper the use of Wavelet transform (WT) to detect human falls using a ceiling mounted Doppler range control radar. The radar senses any motions from falls as well as nonfalls due to the Doppler effect....

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From Detection to Prevention and Beyond: The Future of Sensor Technology in Senior Living

Published On: 03-01-2019

In an innovative senior living community in Columbia, MO, called Tiger-Place, sensor technology that continually monitors the residents and sends alerts when patterns change is helping nurses and other providers prevent falls and detect early signs of illnesses and...

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