Automatic Fall Detection for Elderly - Providing Timely Aid Using GSM Modem

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Provided by: Research In Motion
Topic: Mobility
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The number of persons above the age of 60 years is fast growing, especially in India. Falls are one of the major problems in the elderly and are considered one of the \"Geriatric Giants\". In the paper, the authors propose a camera based automatic fall detection method to facilitate the independence of older adults, reduce risks, and enhance the quality of life. The proposed approach consists of three parts: object detection, fall confirmation and reporting the problem. An adaptive background subtraction method is used to detect a moving object.
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