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Situation-of-helplessness detection system for senior citizens

 
: Rombach, H. Dieter; Storf, Holger; Kleinberger, Thomas

ERCIM News (2011), Nr.87, S.32-33
ISSN: 0926-4981
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer IESE ()
ambient assisted living; situation recognition; emergency assistance; elderly people; ProAssist4Life

Abstract
Elderly people living alone lead dangerous lives: If they fall, they often spend hours lying on the floor before their situation comes to anyone's attention and a doctor can be sent for. But falls are not the sole reason for critical situations. Physical frailty or sudden disorientation can also lead to precarious situations, which is why a fall detection system alone is not sufficient. A new system automatically detects elderly people stuck in difficult situations and informs a trusted person. This makes it possible for elderly people to live an independent life in their own home for a longer period of time.

: http://publica.fraunhofer.de/dokumente/N-183445.html