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System for Real-Time Analysis of Body Posture of Home Inhabitant by Using a Tilt Sensor

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  • Cha, Joo-Heon (School of Mechanical System Engineering, Kookmin Univ.) ;
  • Jun, Sung (Dept. of Mechanics and Design, Graduate School of Kookmin Univ.)
  • 차주헌 (국민대학교 기계시스템공학부) ;
  • 전성 (국민대학교 대학원 기계설계학과)
  • Received : 2010.05.11
  • Accepted : 2010.11.18
  • Published : 2011.02.01

Abstract

A smart home provides services that its inhabitant needs or wants, by integrating and simultaneously controlling various devices and sensors. In this study, we focused on a smart-home system for people with disabilities and for elderly people. We introduced a new type of system for real-time analysis of body posture of the inhabitants of a smart home. The system includes the concept that offers remote healthcare or medical services by using a 3D tilt sensor for recognizing the static and dynamic postures of inhabitants in real time. It consists of a smart-home server and a 3D tilt sensor, and it uses wireless technology to communicate with the inhabitants and thus enhance their mobility. The smart-home server includes the inference engine that differentiates the dynamic postures from the static ones. Finally, we also demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed system by applying it to a real environment.

Keywords

Body Posture Analysis;Tilt Sensor;Healthcare;Behavior Pattern;Smart Home;Inference Engine

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 국민대학교

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