Semi-supervised near-miss fall detection for ironworkers with a wearable inertial measurement unit

21/06/2016

Source: Automation in Construction, 2016, Vol 68 p. 194-202

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Accidental falls are the leading cause of injury and death in construction work. Near misses can provide valuable data about the causes as a proactive prevention measure, but collecting information can be challenging. This study aims to develop a method to automatically collect such data using wearable inertial measurement units, which could ultimately prevent fall accidents.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Distinguishing causes of falls using various wearable tri-axial accelerometers

15/11/2013

Source: Gait and Posture, online 2013

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Lack of evidence on cause and circumstance of falls can be a barrier to effective prevention strategies. Previous studies have used inertial sensors to automatically detect falls to deliver medical assistance. This study expanded on the idea by developing and evaluating the accuracy of wearable sensor systems for determining the causes of falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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