Aplicação de Inteligência Computacional como Ferramenta de Apoio para Análise de Risco de Queda em Idosos

  • Luan M. M. Pereira Universidade Estadual do Piauí
  • Daniele Alves da Silva Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Laiana S. de A. Mesquita Universidade Estadual do Piauí
  • Nayra F. L. C. Branco Centro Universitário do Piauí
  • Hermes M. G. C. Branco Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Guilherme Alencar Barreto Universidade Federal do Ceará´
Keywords: Fall Risk, Elderly, Neural Netword, PMC, SVM, TUG Test, Berg Test


Fall is a serious public health problem, especially in the elderly, and several approaches based on sensors and the use of computational intelligence to classify the risk of falling in the elderly have been proposed in the literature. This work used inertial sensors (accelerometer and gyroscope), signal processing techniques and computational intelligence to estimate the score that elderly people would obtain with the application of the Timed Up and Go (TUG) and Berg balance scales. The results of the proposed approach proved to be promising, with a correlation between the real and estimated scores near to 1 for the best models.