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Development of fall risk detector for elderly

Zakaria, Nor Aini and Rashid, Nur Amalina and Asa’ari, Muhammad Amir (2018) Development of fall risk detector for elderly. Telkomnika (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control), 16 (4). pp. 1577-1582. ISSN 1693-6930


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/TELKOMNIKA.v16i4.9066


In Malaysia, falls has become the most common injuries for elderly. Therefore, a wearable fall detector device is created to decrease the risk of serious injury among elderly. The device consists of an accelerometer (ADXL345) as a sensor, an Arduino Nano as a microcontroller, and a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) as a notifier. A group of 15 young people participated in performing several sets of different falls and ADL (daily life activities) to determine the ability of the device. The result shows a good functioning performance by 92.6% sensitivity to detect fall and 89.3% specificity in discriminate fall from daily life activity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Accelerometer, Daily life activity
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:84509
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:11 Jan 2020 15:31
Last Modified:11 Jan 2020 15:31

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