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Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. 2013, 1(3), 36-39
DOI: 10.12691/jbet-1-3-2
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A Review on Wearable Tri-Axial Accelerometer Based Fall Detectors

Sharwari Kulkarni1, and Mainak Basu1

1MTech, Biomedical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India

Pub. Date: November 15, 2013

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Sharwari Kulkarni and Mainak Basu. A Review on Wearable Tri-Axial Accelerometer Based Fall Detectors. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. 2013; 1(3):36-39. doi: 10.12691/jbet-1-3-2


Falling is the crucial concern in elder adults which can result into serious injury or rupture of bones especially hip bone injury or other joint fractures. Hence fall detection is necessary to minimize risk of injury. Accelerometer is the most widely used device to detect falls as it provides information about the sudden downward tilt. Tri-axial accelerometer provides measure of acceleration in three dimensions. Paper describes the review on fall detectors in which tri-axial accelerometer is used as the main component along with different sensors and systems.

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