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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The relationship of community-based nurse care coordination to costs in the Medicare and Medicaid programs

Posted On: 10-25-17

The purpose of this evaluation was to study the relationship of nurse care coordination (NCC) to the costs of Medicare and Medicaid in a community-based care program called Missouri Care Options (MCO). A retrospective cohort design was used comparing...

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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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Helping nursing homes “at risk” for quality problems: a statewide evaluation

Posted On: 10-25-17

Nearly everyone has some life experiences or opinions based on media about nursing homes and the need for quality improvement. States and federal agencies spend enormous amounts of time regulating and surveying nursing homes, but quality problems persist. In...

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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: training veterinarians about animal companionship for the elderly

Posted On: 10-25-17

Students learn more effectively when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Therefore, case studies have become increasingly popular as a way to teach students about a representative subject. This article discusses the benefits of case studies, with...

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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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