Falls in the elderly has become a major public health issue, as it leads to about 4800 deaths in France and to important health expenses (about 1 billion euros per year).
To address this issue and enable individuals to stay home with the best autonomy and security conditions possible, the PRuDENCE project proposes a new low cost, depth and/or thermal sensors-based device to prevent older people from falling by monitoring their activity. Such depth and thermal sensors also ensure that the device respects one’s privacy.
The device shall be evaluated against reference devices, and shall be tested in real conditions in living lab and in retirement homes.
Regulatory and ethical aspects of the proposed device shall also be examined.
This project follows up a PhD thesis which resulted in a ground lying situation detection
Monsieur Vincent GAUTHIER (NEOTEC-VISION)
The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.
EA2694 - Univ Lille 2 EA2694 Santé Publique : épidémiologie et qualité des soins - Université Lille 2
LTSI Laboratoire traitement du Signal et de l'Image
LL2A Université de technologie de Troyes - Living Lab ActivAgeing
ECAM RENNES LOUIS DE BROGILE ASS ENSEIG SUP LOUIS DE BROGILE
Help of the ANR 496,482 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2016 - 36 Months