Framework for preventing falls in acute hospitals using passive sensor enabled radio frequency identification technology

@article{Visvanathan2012FrameworkFP,
  title={Framework for preventing falls in acute hospitals using passive sensor enabled radio frequency identification technology},
  author={Renuka Visvanathan and Damith Chinthana Ranasinghe and Roberto Luis Shinmoto Torres and Keith D. Hill},
  journal={2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  year={2012},
  pages={5858-5862}
}
We describe a distributed architecture for a real-time falls prevention framework capable of providing a technological intervention to mitigate the risk of falls in acute hospitals through the development of an AmbIGeM (Ambient Intelligence Geritatric Management system). Our approach is based on using a battery free, wearable sensor enabled Radio Frequency Identification device. Unsupervised classification of high risk falls activities are used to facilitate an immediate response from… CONTINUE READING

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