A study on body movement analysis by the foot slip pattern in a fall

Seong, Hyun Kim and Han, Yeong Oh and Dong, Wook Kim (2015) A study on body movement analysis by the foot slip pattern in a fall. Sains Malaysiana, 44 (12). pp. 1745-1750. ISSN 0126-6039


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A fracture, which mostly results from a fall, is fatal for the elderly. A fall occurred when a person cannot maintain the body position. Most falls occurred when a person walks on a slippery surface or trips over an object on the ground during a gait. Most people try to avoid falls instinctively and fall when their attempt fails. As such, this study investigated the difference between two movements- a movement to avoid falls and a forward-falling movement without a fall-avoiding movement- by analyzing the body movements of the subjects. A fast-moving fall-guiding device with a pneumatic actuator was used to guide falls. The movement of the device could simulate a foot slip that may happen during daily activities. A three-axis acceleration sensor and a Bluetooth module were used to avoid disturbing the body movement during a fall as a wire sensor or a movement analysis system does.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Body behavior; fall; fall detection; foot movement; wireless sensor
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:9497
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