An EMG-based system for pre-impact fall detection

  title={An EMG-based system for pre-impact fall detection},
  author={Alessandro Leone and Gabriele Rescio and Andrea Caroppo and Pietro Siciliano},
  journal={2015 IEEE SENSORS},
The paper presents a preliminary study on the feasibility of a pre-impact fall detector, able to evaluate the risk of fall real-time, allowing the fast adoption of properly strategies of intervention for reducing injuries (e.g. by activating an impact reduction system). A wearable, wireless and minimally invasive surface Electromyography-based system (EMG) has been used to measure four lower-limb muscles activities. This work deals with the identification of highly discriminative features… CONTINUE READING


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