Journal article

Detection of tripping gait patterns in the elderly using autoregressive features and support vector machines

Daniel TH Lai, Rezaul K Begg, Simon Taylor, Marimuthu Palaniswami

JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Elderly tripping falls cost billions annually in medical funds and result in high mortality rates often perpetrated by pulmonary embolism (internal bleeding) and infected fractures that do not heal well. In this paper, we propose an intelligent gait detection system (AR-SVM) for screening elderly individuals at risk of suffering tripping falls. The motivation of this system is to provide early detection of elderly gait reminiscent of tripping characteristics so that preventive measures could be administered. Our system is composed of two stages, a predictor model estimated by an autoregressive (AR) process and a support vector machine (SVM) classifier. The system input is a digital signal co..

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