Chapter 1

CLOUDFALL 1.0: A Smart, Low-Cost, IoT-Based Fall-Detection Sensor Node

Vikram Puri; Kalpna Gautam; Jolanda G. Tromp; Chung Van Le; Nidhi Sachdeva; Tri Huu Minh Tran     DuyTan University, Da Nang, Vietnam G.N.D.U Regional Campus, Jalandhar, India Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Abstract

A fall can cause major problems if the injuries are left untreated too long and can possibly lead to serious brain or bone injuries, especially for the elderly. Injuries from a fall reduce the patient’s ability to enjoy social interaction and perform day-to-day activities; fear of future falls, isolation, and reduced independence can lead to depression. To reduce after-effects and injuries from falls, getting medical care as ...

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