This report describes motivations, objectives and software architecture of a multi-sensor fall detection monitor built by ITC-irst and DIT. At its core, an agent integrates data coming from a wireless accelerometer carried by a person and a video processing system overlooking the room. The architecture is extensible both to support new types of sensors and to integrate external services, such as alarms directed to a remote call center and local actuators for interacting with the users (e.g., text-to-speech and speech recognition systems). This work is part of an on-going investigation into support technologies for people living alone but requiring continuous attention because of age or fragile health. The current demonstrator of the system is to be installed with other examples of commercial and experimental technologies in the Piazza Garzetti show-room of ITEA in Trento (Italy)

A multi-sensor fall detection system: A demonstrator for ITEA

Busetta, Paolo;Tambosi, Linda
2005

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This report describes motivations, objectives and software architecture of a multi-sensor fall detection monitor built by ITC-irst and DIT. At its core, an agent integrates data coming from a wireless accelerometer carried by a person and a video processing system overlooking the room. The architecture is extensible both to support new types of sensors and to integrate external services, such as alarms directed to a remote call center and local actuators for interacting with the users (e.g., text-to-speech and speech recognition systems). This work is part of an on-going investigation into support technologies for people living alone but requiring continuous attention because of age or fragile health. The current demonstrator of the system is to be installed with other examples of commercial and experimental technologies in the Piazza Garzetti show-room of ITEA in Trento (Italy)
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