FASH: Detecting tiredness of walking people using pressure sensors

Kenji Yonekawa, Takuro Yonezawa, Jin Nakazawa, Hideyuki Tokuda

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Abstract

The number of elders who encounter falling accidents has been increasing in the past few decades. Falling accidents could cause major injuries, such as having bruise, breaking bone, and in the worst case, losing life. Therefore, preventing elders from falling accidents is important in order to ensure the quality of life. In this paper, we propose Fatigue Alerting SHoes (FASH), a pair of shoes which detects the fatigue of walking people. There are three effects of fatigue on gait, and FASH system acquires all of them to improve the accuracy of fatigue detection. FASH system uses pressure sensors embedded in a pair of shoes to detect the tiredness, and notifies the user of "Tiredness Scale," a scale we defined in order to show the degree of tiredness. Through the evaluation, we affirmed the availability of using pressure sensor to detect accumulation of tiredness. We also confirmed the difference between the physical tiredness and the subjective feeling toward tiredness, which signifies the importance of acknowledging the user of his/her fatigue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationNetworking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 31
Event2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009 - Toronto,ON, Canada
Duration: 2009 Jul 132009 Jul 16

Publication series

Name2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009

Other

Other2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009
CountryCanada
CityToronto,ON
Period09/7/1309/7/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Yonekawa, K., Yonezawa, T., Nakazawa, J., & Tokuda, H. (2009). FASH: Detecting tiredness of walking people using pressure sensors. In 2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009 [5326381] (2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009). https://doi.org/10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6894