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Falling is a common problem in the growing elderly population, and fall-risk assessment systems are needed for community-based fall prevention programs. In particular, the timed up and go test (TUG) is the clinical test most often used to evaluate elderly individual ambulatory ability in many clinical institutions or local communities. This study presents(More)
Falling is a common problem in the growing elderly population and fall-risk assessment systems are needed for community-based fall prevention program. In particular, gait measurements such as several-meters walk tests are carried out in community health activities. To evaluate the walking ability of the participant, it is necessary to measure foot contact(More)
For the prevention of falling in the elderly, gait training has been proposed using tasks such as the multi-target stepping task (MTST), in which participants step on assigned colored targets. This study presents a gait measurement system using a laser range sensor for the MTST to evaluate the risk of falling. The system tracks both legs and measures(More)
To prevent falls in the elderly, gait measurements such as several-meters walking test and gait trainings are carried out in community health activities. To evaluate the risk of falling of the participant, it is necessary to measure foot contact times and positions so that the stride length of each leg and the walking speed can be used as evaluation(More)
Gait measurements such as several-meters walk tests and trainings are carried out to evaluate walking ability during health promotion and preventive long-term care services. It is necessary to track both legs and measure the walking parameters such as stride length can be used for fall-risk assessment across several meters. We have proposed a gait(More)
In this paper, we propose a long-distance gait evaluation system using projection from a mobile robot. Falling is a common problem in the growing elderly population. Fall-risk assessment systems have proven to be helpful in community-based fall prevention programs. One of the risk factors of falling is the deterioration of a person's dual-task performance.(More)