A major cause of deaths among the elderly relates to accidental falls. Such falls are of particular medical concern to this population because they often result in severe injuries, since senior citizens usually live alone and cannot ask for help when accidents happen. In this paper, we propose a fall detection system with the help of a Gaussian mixture background model to build the background before motion history image (MHI) is applied to analyze the fall behavior. Finally, two extra features, acceleration and angular acceleration, are proposed to more accurately determine whether a fall event has happened.
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