Wise information technology of med: Human pose recognition in elderly care

Difei Xu, Xuelei Qi, Chen Li, Ziheng Sheng, Hailong Huang

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The growing problem of aging has led to a social concern on how to take care of the elderly living alone. Many traditional methods based on visual cameras have been used in elder monitoring. However, these methods are difficult to be applied in daily life, limited by high storage space with the camera, low-speed information processing, sensitivity to lighting, the blind area in vision, and the possibility of revealing privacy. Therefore, wise information technology of the Med System based on the micro-Doppler effect and Ultra Wide Band (UWB) radar for human pose recognition in the elderly living alone is proposed to effectively identify and classify the human poses in static and moving conditions. In recognition processing, an improved PCA-LSTM approach is proposed by combing with the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) to integrate the micro-Doppler features and time sequence of the human body to classify and recognize the human postures. Moreover, the classification accuracy with different kernel functions in the Support Vector Machine (SVM) is also studied. In the real experiment, there are two healthy men and one woman (22–26 years old) selected to imitate the movements of the elderly and slowly perform five postures (from sitting to standing, from standing to sitting, walking in place, falling and boxing). The experimental results show that the resolution of the entire system for the five actions reaches 99.1% in the case of using Gaussian kernel function, so the proposed method is effective and the Gaussian kernel function is suitable for human pose recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7130
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2021


  • Elderly care
  • Feature extraction
  • Gaussian kernel function classification
  • Human pose recognition
  • PCA-LSTM recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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