Assessment of fall characteristics from depth sensor videos

Published On: 07-01-2017

Falls are a major source of death and disability in older adults; little data, however, are available about the etiology of falls in community-dwelling older adults. Sensor systems installed in independent and assisted living residences of 105 older adults...

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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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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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Staff perceptions of social work student contributions to home health care services at an independent living facility

Published On: 04-01-2015

This exploratory qualitative study examined staff perceptions of social work student contributions to client services, family and client communication, and staff workload in an independent living setting for older adults. Ten employees who had contact with the students, clients...

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A new paradigm of technology enabled “vital signs” for early detection of health change for older adults

Published On: 04-01-2015

Environmentally embedded (non-wearable) sensor technology is in continuous use in elder housing to monitor a new set of “vital signs” that continuously measure the functional status of older adults, detect potential changes in health or functional status, and alert...

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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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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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Nighttime restfulness during daytime dance therapy: an exploratory study with bed sensors

Published On: 03-01-2014

Dance-based therapy has the potential to slow the progression of functional limitations in older adults. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of measuring the impact of dance-based therapy on the nighttime restfulness patterns of older...

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