|標題:||A feasibility study of using smartphone built-in accelerometers to detect fall portents|
Department of Civil Engineering
|關鍵字:||Smartphone;Accelerometer;Fall detection;Portent;Threshold algorithm;Construction safety|
|摘要:||Fall accidents contribute to nearly half of all fatalities in the construction industry in Taiwan. Detecting fall portents using a smartphone, which many people carry daily, may help reduce fall accidents if the accuracy is acceptable. We designed two experiments with three algorithms to evaluate how well a smartphone can detect both falls and fall portents in a tiling operation scenario. The experiments show that work-related motions barely affected the detection of falls, and the result had a sensitivity and specificity of 100% and 96.1%, respectively. However, for detecting portents, the work-related motions had quite a large impact on the gyroscope-based algorithm, which demonstrated an accuracy rate of only 4.3%, but had only limited impact on the accelerometer-based algorithm, which still show acceptable accuracy rates of 73.5% and 88.5%. We conclude that using a smartphone to detect falls and portents in a construction site is feasible. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|期刊:||AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION|
|Appears in Collections:||Articles|
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