Verification of fall detection sensor

Tadahiro Hasegawa, Hiroki Yokota

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We report about a fall-detection sensor system that detects the beginning of a fall. The fall-detection sensor system monitors the human pulse as a vital sign, acceleration, and angular velocity. The fall-detection algorithm using these signals enables us to detect the beginning of a fall correctly. Especially, the fall detection algorithm using the vital sign was able to distinguish between a case in which persons did not fall down due to keep their balance although the fall began and a case in which persons fell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1091
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec


  • Accelerometer
  • Angular velocity
  • Fall-detection
  • Pulse wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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