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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 11

Proceedings of the 2017 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Fall Detection using Lifting Wavelet Transform and Support Vector Machine


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2017F405

Citation: Proceedings of the 2017 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 11, pages 877883 ()

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Abstract. Frequency domain features of inertial movement enables multi-resolution analysis for fall detection, yet they are computationally intensive. This paper proposes a computationally light frequency domain feature extraction method based on lifting wavelet transform (LWT) which provides computational efficiency suitable for real-time low power devices such as wearable sensors for human fall detection. LWT is combined with support vector machine (SVM) to identify falls from activities of daily living. Performance of the Haar and Biorthogonal 2.2 wavelets were compared with the time domain feature of root-mean square acceleration using a human fall dataset. Results show that the first level detail coefficients features for both Haar and Biorthogonal 2.2 wavelets achieve good overall fall detection accuracy, sensitivity and specificity.


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