When elderly people fall it is particularly serious and often leads to injury or death. That is why automatic monitoring has an important role in home care and care centers. The fear of falling leads to restricted ADL/IADL (activities of daily living/ instrumental activities of daily living). The fear is justified, fall related injuries are among the five most causes of death for the elderly population. If falls would be detected the patient could be provided with in-time medical treatment. In-time medical treatment could save lives. The presence of personnel brings an elderly patients the feeling of safety. Could the presence of an automatic fall detecting system also lower the fear and therefore increase ADL/IADL?
OpenCV + Python + Raspberry Pi 3