An analysis of human motion detection systems use during elder exercise routines

Posted On: 10-25-17

Human motion analysis provides motion pattern and body pose estimations. This study integrates computer-vision techniques and explores a markerless human motion analysis system. Using human–computer interaction (HCI) methods and goals, researchers use a computer interface to provide feedback about...

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Older adults’ privacy considerations for vision based recognition methods of eldercare applications

Posted On: 10-25-17

This study aims to explore older adults’ privacy considerations for technology based monitoring applications in eldercare that use video systems. It specifically aims to introduce alternative vision based tools and identify whether distorting or “anonymizing” captured images affect older...

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In-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system

Posted On: 10-25-17

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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Linguistic summarization of video for fall detection using voxel person and fuzzy logic

Posted On: 10-25-17

In this paper, we present a method for recognizing human activity from linguistic summarizations of temporal fuzzy inference curves representing the states of a three-dimensional object called voxel person. A hierarchy of fuzzy logic is used, where the output...

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Needing smart home technologies: the perspectives of older adults in continuing care retirement communities

Posted On: 10-25-17

At present, the vast majority of older adults reside in the community. Though many older adults live in their own homes, increasing numbers are choosing continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), which range from independent apartments to assisted living and...

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TigerPlace, a state-academic-private project to revolutionize traditional long term care

Posted On: 10-25-17

The Aging in Place Project at the University of Missouri (MU) required legislation in 1999 and 2001 to be fully realized. An innovative home health agency was initiated by the Sinclair School of Nursing specifically to help older adults...

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Tracking exercise motions of older adults using contours

Posted On: 10-25-17

In this paper we describe the development of a novel markerless motion capture system and explore its use in documenting elder exercise routines in a health club. This system uses image contour tracking and swarm intelligence methods to track...

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Developing a comprehensive electronic health record to enhance nurse care coordination, use of technology, and research

Posted On: 10-25-17

As in acute care, use of health information technology in long-term care holds promise for increased efficiency, better accuracy, reduced costs, and improved outcomes. A comprehensive electronic health record (EHR), which encompasses all health care measures that clinicians want...

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A smart home application to eldercare: current status and lessons learned

Posted On: 10-25-17

To address an aging population, we have been investigating sensor networks for monitoring older adults in their homes. In this paper, we report ongoing work in which passive sensor networks have been installed in 17 apartments in an aging...

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A comparison of video-based resident-family communication in a nursing home and a congregate living facility

Posted On: 10-25-17

Objective: To explore user perceptions of videophone communication in different long-term care settings by comparing interview transcripts of a study involving residents of a congregate living facility (CLF) and family members with findings of a case study involving a...

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