Unobtrusive assessment of mobility.

Misha Pavel, Tamara L. Hayes, Andre Adami, Holly Jimison, Jeffrey Kaye

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This paper describes a model-based approach to the unobtrusive monitoring of elders in their home environment to assess their health, daily activities, and cognitive function. We present a semi-Markov model representation with automated learning to characterize individual elder's mobility in the home environment. The assessed mobility can be used to characterize the elder's speed of walking and can serve as one of the predictors of future cognitive functionality and the ability of elders to live independently in their home environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6277-6280
Number of pages4
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics


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