Assistive Technologies for the Older People: Physical Activity Monitoring and Fall Detection

Raymond Lee, Jin Luo, Chi Hieu Le, Phi Phan, Trung Le, Hoa Le Minh

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Abstract

The advancements in information and communications technologies (ICT) and micro-nano manufacturing lead to innovative developments of smart sensors and intelligent devices as well as related assistive technologies which have been directly contributing to improving the life quality, from early detection of diseases to assisting daily living activities. Physical activity monitoring and fall detection are two specific examples where assistive technologies with the use of smart sensors and intelligent devices may play a key role in enhancing the life quality, especially improving the musculoskeletal health which is an essential aspect of health and wellbeing; and it is more important for the older people. This paper presents and discusses about how sensors and wearable devices, such as accelerometers and mobile phones, may be employed to promote the musculoskeletal health. Assistive technologies and methods for physical activity monitoring and fall detection are discussed, with the focus on the fall detection using mobile phone technology, and assessments of the loading intensity of physical activity in a non-laboratory environment. The possible research directions, challenges and potential collaborations in the areas of assistive technologies and ICT solutions for the older populations are proposed and addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6)
EditorsToi Vo Van, Thanh An Nguyen Le, Thang Nguyen Duc
PublisherSpringer
Pages661-665
Volume63
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-4361-1
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-4360-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2017
Event6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6) - Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Duration: 27 Jun 201629 Jun 2016

Publication series

Name6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6)
Volume63
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6)
CountryViet Nam
CityHo Chi Minh City
Period27/06/1629/06/16

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