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Ultra-Wideband Activity Monitoring System for Solitary Elderly

Ultra-Wideband Activity Monitoring System for Solitary Elderly

 

The world's population is rapidly ageing and the industries have been looking for novel technologies to ease manpower and resources needed for the rapid population growth.

LSCM has developed a monitoring system to measure the activity levels of the elderly and detect any abnormal conditions by using state-of-the-art ultra-wideband (UWB) and signal processing technologies.  The users need not wear any device, the UWB radars installed in the system use sub-cm-order time-of-flight information to determine their breathing rate and track their location. The data collected can also be analysed to provide activity-tracker style measurements of sleep duration and daily activity levels. Daily activity goals can thus be recommended to encourage users to exercise and improve sleep quality. This low-cost and privacy-preserving system provides real-time feedback to help caretakers provide efficient remote monitoring service of the elderly.

This system has won the gold medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva.