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2009/03/01 – 2011/02/28


Martin Kampel


Martin Kampel
Jana Machajdik
Sebastian Zambanini

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The goal of this project is a reliable and automated computer vision system to enable an independent lifestyle for the elderly and disabled. It is based in the area of “smart homes” but uses state-of-the-art 2d and 3d computer vision techniques. MuBisA will develop a closed system for the automatic visual event detection and the communication with mobile devices. Main goal is the robust fall detection of elderly people. Fire, smoke and water detection and assistance for medication are introduced in a second step.

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Planinc R., Kampel M., Zambanini S., “Audiovisual Assistance for the Elderly – An Overview of the FEARLESS project”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, Montreal, Canada, June 2011, to appear.

Planinc R., Kampel M., “Emergency System for Elderly – a Computer Vision Based Approach”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Ambient Assisted Living, Malaga, Spain, June 2011, to appear.

Zweng A., Zambanini S., Kampel M., ”Introducing a Statistical Behavior Model into Camera-Based Fall Detection”, 6th International Symposium on Visual Computing, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 163-172, December 2010.

Zambanini S., Machajdik J., Kampel, ”Detecting Falls at Homes Using a Network of Low-Resolution Cameras”, 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, Corfu, Greece, pp. 1-4, November 2010.

Machajdik J., Zambanini S., Kampel M., ”Fusion of Data from Multiple Cameras for Fall Detection”, 33rd Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Workshop on Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation, Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 1-7, September 2010.

Stöttinger J., Zambanini S., Khan R.U., Hanbury A., ”FeEval – A Dataset for Evaluation of Spatio-temporal Local Features”, 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 499-502, August 2010.

S. Zambanini, J. Machajdik, M. Kampel, ”Early versus Late Fusion in a Multiple Camera Network for Fall Detection”, 34th Annual Workshop of the Austrian Association f. Pattern Recognition (ÖAGM 2010), Zwettl, Austria, pp. 15-22, May

S. Zambanini, M. Kampel, J. Machajdik, ”Computer Vision for an Independent Lifestyle of the Elderly and Disabled – An Overview of the MuBisA Project”, presented at AALIANCE Conference – Ambient Assisted Living: Technology and Innovation for Ageing Well, Malaga, Spain, Mar. 2010.


Jyväskylä, Finland, “AAL-Conference”, Dec. 8th – 10th, poster presentation: Automatic Risk Detection for Enhancing Elderly’s Mobility and Self-Efficacy

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