Accident Detection System for Bicycle Riders

F. Tabei, Behnam Askarian, Jowoon Chong

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Bicycle riders are exposed to accident injuries such as head trauma. The risk of these riders’ injuries is higher compared to the risk of injuries for motorists. Crashes, riders’ errors, and environmental hazards are the cause of bicycle-related accidents. In 2017, nearly 50% of bicycle-related accidents occurred in urban areas at night, which may contribute to a delay in reporting the accidents to emergency centers. Hence, a system that can detect the accident is needed to notify urgent care clinics promptly. In this article, we propose a bicycle accident detection system. We designed hardware modules measuring the features related to the riding status of a bicycle and fall accidents. For this purpose, we used a magnetic, angular rate, and gravity (MARG) sensor-based system which measures four different types of signals: 1) acceleration, 2) angular velocity, 3) angle, and 4) magnitude of the riding status. Each of these signals is measured in three different directions ( ${X}$ , ${Y}
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)878-885
JournalDefault journal
StatePublished - Sep 3 2020


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