Intelligent Video Monitoring to Improve Safety of Older Persons

  title={Intelligent Video Monitoring to Improve Safety of Older Persons},
  author={Datong Chen and A. J. Bharucha and H. D. Wactlar},
  journal={2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
This paper presents the application of computer vision and machine learning technologies to a clinical task of paramount importance, improving safety of older persons. We propose an intelligent monitoring system equipped with a camera network and an automatic elopement detection algorithm to reduce the risks of un-witnessed elopements from a dementia unit in order to avoid their potential catastrophic consequences. The camera network employs 23 cameras to record daily activities in our test bed… CONTINUE READING

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