Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Brian Caulfield
James Lanagan

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
exercise biomechanics elderly environmental hazards image processing lifelog gait performance digital video geriatric nursing

Utilising wearable and environmental sensors to identify the context of gait performance in the home (2011)

Abstract In this paper we describe our work on the development of a multi-sensory deployment within the homes of elderly people prone to falling. The aim of our work is to provide both preventative guidance with regards to environmental hazards, as well as to create rich information context around gait performance, near-falls or falls that do happen so the cause can be diagnosed more thoroughly. We use a gait analysis platform developed at the TRIL Centre, coupled with a SenseCam wearable camera, to identify the activities and the location in the home during walking activities. In addition to this, and to add even more context, we use home energy- monitoring to enhance our understanding of activities and activity patterns in the home. This method could support older people in identifying a key problem and allow the participant to modify their behaviour or environment to limit or prevent future occurrences.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Biomechanics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Geriatric nursing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Image processing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Lifelog
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Exercise
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Digital video

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Brian Caulfield, James Lanagan

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Alan F. Smeaton
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 492
 
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Brian Caulfield
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 331