An Innovative Approach to Video Based Monitoring System for Independent Living Elderly People

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In these days the population of elderly people grows faster and faster and most of them are rather preferred independent living at their homes. Thus a new and better approaches are necessary for improving the life quality of the elderly with the help of modern technology. In this chapter we shall propose a video based monitoring system to analyze the daily activities of elderly people with independent living at their homes. This approach combines data provided by the video cameras with data provided by the multiple environmental data based on the type of activity. Only normal activity or behavior data are used to train the stochastic model. Then decisions are made based on the variations from the model results to detect the abnormal behaviors. Some experimental results are shown to confirm the validity of proposed method in this paper.


Elderly daily activities Event based model Human interactions with environments Layered Markov model Stochastic model Unusual behavior Video based monitoring system 



This work is partially supported by the Grant of Telecommunication Advanced Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of MiyazakiMiyazakiJapan
  2. 2.Center for International Relations, University of MiyazakiMiyazakiJapan
  3. 3.Osaka City UniversityOsakaJapan

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