Improving the accuracy of existing camera based fall detection algorithms through late fusion.
Baldewijns G., Debard G., Mertes G., Croonenborghs T., Vanrumste B.
Fall incidents remain an important health hazard for older adults. Fall detection systems can reduce the consequences of a fall incident by insuring that timely aid is given. Currently fall detection algorithms however suffer a reduction in accuracy when introduced in real-life situations. In this paper a late fusion technique is proposed that will improve the accuracy of existing fall detection systems. It combines the confidence levels of different single camera fall detection systems. Four different aggregation methods are compared to each other based on the Area Under the Curve (AUC) of precision-recall curves. Calculating the median of the confidence levels of five cameras an increase of 218% in the AUC of the precision-recall-curves is achieved compared to the AUC of the single camera fall detector. These results show that significant improvements can be made to the accuracy of single camera fall detectors in a relatively easy way.