Investigation of Few-Shot Learning for Fall Detection

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Bakshi, Satyake




Falls affect seniors' quality of life, and therefore fall detection and prevention are paramount for the health and safety of aging seniors. Current deep learning-based fall detection methods perform well when a large amount of training data is available. As obtaining fall data from seniors is extremely difficult, training deep learning models is a challenge, and therefore, a few-shot Siamese network is considered in this thesis. A shallow 1 x 1 convolutional neural network for Siamese and Triplet networks is proposed in this work. A deeper architecture-based on the Inception and Densenet networks is also considered to improve the fall detection performance. The performances of the proposed few-shot Siamese architectures and Triplet networks are investigated using signals obtained from a wearable sensor. The proposed learning models outperform the traditional deep learning networks, while Siamese architectures also demonstrate generalizability by classifying unseen classes of falls and falls from different sensing modalities.


Engineering - Biomedical




Carleton University

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