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Advanced Solutions Aimed at the Monitoring of Falls and Human Activities for the Elderly Population

Department of Electric Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Catania, 95125 Catania, Italy
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Technologies 2019, 7(3), 59; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies7030059
Received: 28 February 2019 / Revised: 22 July 2019 / Accepted: 13 August 2019 / Published: 20 August 2019
Ageing is a global phenomenon which is pushing the scientific community forward the development of innovative solutions in the context of Active and Assisted Living (AAL). Among functionality to be implemented, a major role is covered by falls and human activities monitoring. In this paper, main technological solutions to cope with the aforementioned needs are briefly introduced. A specific focus is given on solutions for Falls recognition and classification. A case of study is presented, where a classification methodology based on an event-driven correlation paradigm and an advanced threshold-based classifier is addressed. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) theory is used to properly define thresholds’ values while, in order to properly assess performances of the classification methodology proposed, dedicated metrics are suggested, such as sensitivity and specificity. The solution proposed shows an average Sensitivity of 0.97 and an average Specificity of 0.99. View Full-Text
Keywords: human activity; falls; measurement methodology; fall detection; classification strategy; threshold algorithm; advanced threshold algorithm human activity; falls; measurement methodology; fall detection; classification strategy; threshold algorithm; advanced threshold algorithm
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Andò, B.; Baglio, S.; Castorina, S.; Crispino, R.; Marletta, V. Advanced Solutions Aimed at the Monitoring of Falls and Human Activities for the Elderly Population. Technologies 2019, 7, 59.

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