EdgeFall: a promising cloud-edge-end architecture for elderly fall care

Kazi Md Shahiduzzaman, Md. Salah Uddin Yusuf


Elder citizens face sudden fall, which can lead to injuries of both destructive and non-virulent. These sudden falls are later more precarious than diseases like heart attack, blood sugar, blood pressure because these can be untreated for a lengthy time which can lead to death. Elder citizen who experiences a precipitous fall, carry out their communal life narrowed. Therefore, a shrewd and adequate anti-fallen system is required for aiding elderly health care, specifically to those who live individually. So, it can identify and anticipate a precipitous fall through appropriate human activity recognition. In this study, we have suggested an end-edge-cloud based wearable EdgeFall architecture for elderly care. We have performed simulation setups to clarify the query of why we need such a strategy, and its validity. We have achieved maximum 91.87% accuracy with 1.6% false alarm rate (FAR). These empirical results indicate the superiority of using tightly couple multiple information for recognizing human activity. We can accomplish a low FAR with an enhanced accuracy. We can observe that our proposed end-edge-cloud based architecture can reduce the execution time to millisecond range (ms) of 14.16 to 15.74. This work serves as the starting mark for future related research activities.


accelerometer; elderly care; end-edge-cloud architecture; gyroscope; human activity; long term short memory; wearable camera;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i4.pp4721-4733

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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