21 March 2006 Intelligent monitoring system of bedridden elderly
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Proceedings Volume 6040, ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials; 604020 (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.664243
Event: ICMIT 2005: Merchatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 2005, Chongqing, China
In this paper we propose a system to detect physical behavior of the elderly under bedridden status. This system is used to prevent those elderly from falling down and being wounded. Basic idea of our approach is to measure the body movements of the elderly using the acceleration sensor. Based on the data measured, dangerous actions of the elderly are extracted and warning signals to the caseworkers are generated via wireless signals. A feature of the system is that the senor part is compactly assembled as a wearable unit. Another feature of the system is that the system adopts a simplified wireless network system. Due to the network capability the system can monitor physical movements of multi-patients. Applicability of the system is now being examined at hospitals.
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Rue Shao Dong, Rue Shao Dong, Motohiro Tanaka, Motohiro Tanaka, Miki Ushijima, Miki Ushijima, Takakazu Ishimatsu, Takakazu Ishimatsu, } "Intelligent monitoring system of bedridden elderly", Proc. SPIE 6040, ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 604020 (21 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664243; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.664243


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