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Implementing an intelligent video monitoring system to detect falls of older adults at home: a multiple case study

Implementing an intelligent video monitoring system to detect falls of older adults at home: a... Older adults are at a high risk of falling. The consequences of falls are worse when the person is unable to get up afterward. Thus, an intelligent video monitoring system (IVS) was developed to detect falls and send alerts to a respondent. This study aims to explore the implementation of the IVS at home.Design/methodology/approachA multiple case study was conducted with four dyads: older adults and informal caregivers. The IVS was implemented for two months at home. Perceptions of the IVS and technical variables were documented. Interviews were thematically analyzed, and technical data were descriptively analyzed.FindingsThe rate of false alarms was 0.35 per day. Participants had positive opinions of the IVS and mentioned its ease of use. They also made suggestions for improvement.Originality/valueThis study showed the feasibility of a two-month implementation of this IVS. Its development should be continued and tested with a larger experimental group. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Enabling Technologies Emerald Publishing

Implementing an intelligent video monitoring system to detect falls of older adults at home: a multiple case study

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2398-6263
DOI
10.1108/jet-03-2020-0012
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Abstract

Older adults are at a high risk of falling. The consequences of falls are worse when the person is unable to get up afterward. Thus, an intelligent video monitoring system (IVS) was developed to detect falls and send alerts to a respondent. This study aims to explore the implementation of the IVS at home.Design/methodology/approachA multiple case study was conducted with four dyads: older adults and informal caregivers. The IVS was implemented for two months at home. Perceptions of the IVS and technical variables were documented. Interviews were thematically analyzed, and technical data were descriptively analyzed.FindingsThe rate of false alarms was 0.35 per day. Participants had positive opinions of the IVS and mentioned its ease of use. They also made suggestions for improvement.Originality/valueThis study showed the feasibility of a two-month implementation of this IVS. Its development should be continued and tested with a larger experimental group.

Journal

Journal of Enabling TechnologiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 9, 2020

Keywords: Falls; Caregiving; Technology; Housing; Older adults; Implementation; Video monitoring

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