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Technical Articles (2)
Human Fall Detection Using New MEMS Accelerometer Technology
For humans, an unobserved fall can have very serious consequences. Statistics show that the majority of serious consequences are not the direct result of falling, but rather are due to a delay in assistance and treatment. Post-fall consequences can be greatly reduced if relief personnel can be alerted in time.
(ECN, December 9, 2009)
Precision Tilt/Fall Detector Consumes Less Than 1.5 mW
When you need to detect angular position related to Earth’s gravity, you can use an Analog Devices three-axis MEMS (microelectromechanical-system) accelerometer.
Analog Dialogue (1)
Detecting Human Falls with a 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 43, July 2009)
Data Sheets (1)
- I need finer resolution. What do I do?
- MEMS Accelerometer Applications, what's Fantasy and what's Reality?
- What are the major error sources for inertial sensors?
- What are the shock ratings or limits for the MEMS devices?
- What is an accelerometer and a gyroscope, and how do they differ?
- What is an inertial sensor?
- What is the limit of resolution of an inertial sensor?
- Where would you use a gyroscope?
- Where would you use an accelerometer?
- Basic MEMS Terminology (pdf, 40 kB)
Technical Documentation (1)