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Country-Specific Interests towards Fall Detection from 2004–2021: An Open Access Dataset and Research Questions

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0030, USA
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Academic Editor: Joaquín Torres-Sospedra
Received: 13 July 2021 / Revised: 13 August 2021 / Accepted: 13 August 2021 / Published: 15 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Information Systems and Data Management)
Falls, which are increasing at an unprecedented rate in the global elderly population, are associated with a multitude of needs such as healthcare, medical, caregiver, and economic, and they are posing various forms of burden on different countries across the world, specifically in the low- and middle-income countries. For these respective countries to anticipate, respond, address, and remedy these diverse needs either by using their existing resources, or by developing new policies and initiatives, or by seeking support from other countries or international organizations dedicated to global public health, the timely identification of these needs and their associated trends is highly necessary. This paper addresses this challenge by presenting a study that uses the potential of the modern Internet of Everything lifestyle, where relevant Google Search data originating from different geographic regions can be interpreted to understand the underlining region-specific user interests towards a specific topic, which further demonstrates the public health need towards the same. The scientific contributions of this study are two-fold. First, it presents an open-access dataset that consists of the user interests towards fall detection for all the 193 countries of the world studied from 2004–2021. In the dataset, the user interest data is available for each month for all these countries in this time range. Second, based on the analysis of potential and emerging research directions in the interrelated fields of Big Data, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Data Science, and Pattern Recognition, in the context of fall detection research, this paper presents 22 research questions that may be studied, evaluated, and investigated by researchers using this dataset. View Full-Text
Keywords: fall detection; elderly; aging population; dataset; healthcare; public health need; search interest; Google Trends; web behavior; Google Search; Internet of Everything fall detection; elderly; aging population; dataset; healthcare; public health need; search interest; Google Trends; web behavior; Google Search; Internet of Everything
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Thakur, N.; Han, C.Y. Country-Specific Interests towards Fall Detection from 2004–2021: An Open Access Dataset and Research Questions. Data 2021, 6, 92. https://doi.org/10.3390/data6080092

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Thakur N, Han CY. Country-Specific Interests towards Fall Detection from 2004–2021: An Open Access Dataset and Research Questions. Data. 2021; 6(8):92. https://doi.org/10.3390/data6080092

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Thakur, Nirmalya, and Chia Y. Han. 2021. "Country-Specific Interests towards Fall Detection from 2004–2021: An Open Access Dataset and Research Questions" Data 6, no. 8: 92. https://doi.org/10.3390/data6080092

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