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Situation-of-helplessness detection system for senior citizens

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

Kaiserslautern, 2012, 2 S.
IESE-Report, 010.12/E
Reportnr.: 010.12/E
Fraunhofer IESE ()
elderly people; ProAssist4Life; ambient assisted living; situation recognition; emergency assistance

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.