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Situation-of-helplessness detection system for senior citizens

By H. Dieter Rombach, Holger Storf and Thomas Kleinberger


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

Topics: elderly people, ProAssist4Life, ambient assisted living, situation recognition, emergency assistance
Year: 2012
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