Recently, many countries have been dealing with an increasing amount of elderly who are living alone. Unfortunately, fall incidents in the elderly tend to happen, and without proper dependable care would lead to fatal injuries. The elderly must be closely monitored under constant observation. Accidental falls are a leading cause of injury, mortality, and mobility limitations in the elderly. The expenses of national healthcare systems are also significantly impacted by accidental falls. These findings highlight the importance of investing heavily in the study and advancement of fall detection and intervention technologies. It is essential to recognize them early and provide fast assistance by developing technologies that can simultaneously improve the standard and the safety of the elderly's living environment. In this paper, we present a computer vision algorithm for falling incident detection using a low-cost camera and deep learning model. Ultimately, this algorithm can be used for the cases of elderly, in which falling risk is high and fatal. Furthermore, one self-developed dataset was used to validate the suggested approach experimentally. We used an OpenPose-based feature using a low-cost camera input and then classified each event or activity as either fall or non-fall. Classification tasks are carried out by Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) with multiple validation metrics. The LSTM in this work is also optimized using Bayesian method. Finally, our approach to recognize falls has accuracy of 99.5%, which is distinct from other past works.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationI2MTC 2023 - 2023 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Subtitle of host publicationRising Above Covid-19, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665453837
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2023 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 22 May 202325 May 2023

Publication series

NameConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1091-5281


Conference2023 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2023
CityKuala Lumpur


  • Elderly
  • Fall Detection System
  • LSTM
  • Low-cost Camera
  • Openpose


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