A Finite State Machine-Based Fall Detection Mechanism on Smartphones

  title={A Finite State Machine-Based Fall Detection Mechanism on Smartphones},
  author={Shang-Lin Hsieh and Ming Hsiung Su and Lu Feng Liu and Wey-Wen Jiang},
  journal={2012 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing and 9th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing},
This paper presents a detection mechanism that utilizes the accelerometer in a smart phone carried by an individual to measure the human movement and hence determine if a fall event has occurred. The model of the fall activities are characterized as a finite state machine, which transits from one state to another according to the data generated from the accelerometer. The presented detection mechanism utilizes the finite state machine to identify different types of falls, including forward… CONTINUE READING