An experimental study on the feasibility of fall prevention using a wearable K-band FMCW radar

Yao Tang, Zhengyu Peng, Changzhi Li

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Abstract

Falling, which will cause serious physiological and psychological injuries, is a common health problem for senior people all around the world. Currently, with the increasing demands for fall detection and prevention, a large numbers of systems are developed and tested using different technologies. For all-time prevention of falls in daily life, an experimental study on a novel fall prevention system using wearable FMCW radar is presented in this paper. A wearable radar prototype was built, and attached to the front of a subject's shoe to detect any potential obstacle on the walking path. Experiment results are analyzed to demonstrate the feasibility of fall prevention using wearable radar.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781946815002
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 13 2017
Event2017 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2017 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2017Jan 7 2017

Publication series

Name2017 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2017

Conference

Conference2017 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period01/4/1701/7/17

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Keywords

  • FMCW radar
  • fall prevention
  • health
  • wearable

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Tang, Y., Peng, Z., & Li, C. (2017). An experimental study on the feasibility of fall prevention using a wearable K-band FMCW radar. In 2017 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2017 [7878303] (2017 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2017.7878303