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Title: Fall detection in the elderly by head tracking
Authors: Yu, Miao
Naqvi, Syed M.R.
Chambers, Jonathon
Keywords: Motion history image
Code-book background subtraction
Particle filtering
Head tracking
Fall detection
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: YU, M., NAQVI, S.M. and CHAMBERS, J.A., 2009. Fall detection in the elderly by head tracking. IN: IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP2009), Cardiff, Wales, 31 August-3 September, pp. 320-325.
Abstract: In the paper, we propose a fall detection method based on head tracking within a smart home environment equipped with video cameras. A motion history image and code-book background subtraction are combined to determine whether large movement occurs within the scene. Based on the magnitude of the movement information, particle filters with different state models are used to track the head. The head tracking procedure is performed in two video streams taken by two separate cameras and three-dimensional head position is calculated based on the tracking results. Finally, the threedimensional horizontal and vertical velocities of the head are used to detect the occurrence of a fall. The success of the method is confirmed on real video sequences.
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Version: Published
DOI: 10.1109/SSP.2009.5278566
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5550
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