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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 217286, 5 pages
Research Article

Implementation of Fall Detection and Localized Caring System

1Department of Electronic Engineering, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung City 811, Taiwan
2Department of Social Work and Service Management, Tatung Institute of Commerce and Technology, Chiayi 612, Taiwan
3Department of Information Technology, Meiho University, Pingtung 912, Taiwan

Received 13 September 2013; Accepted 12 October 2013

Academic Editor: Teen-Hang Meen

Copyright © 2013 Ming-Chih Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We propose the fall detection and localized caring system to effectively detect the postures of a human and provide a service of remote connection with health care center. Especially, when elderly people fall down, they often need to be hospitalized. The system can inform the care center automatically through the wireless sensor network and send the rapid information of the incident for their family through the mobile phone. It also provides the location of incident for immediate rescue by dispatching medical staff from the center. The experimental results show that our system achieves the accurate rate of 99.9% for detecting a human fall and provides the care services effectively.