Co-Saliency-Enhanced Deep Recurrent Convolutional Networks for Human Fall Detection in E-Healthcare
Paper in proceedings, 2018

This paper addresses the issue of fall detection from videos for e-healthcare and assisted-living. Instead of using conventional hand-crafted features from videos, we propose a fall detection scheme based on co-saliency-enhanced recurrent convolutional network (RCN) architecture for fall detection from videos. In the proposed scheme, a deep learning method RCN is realized by a set of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) in segment-levels followed by a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN), Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM), to handle the time-dependent video frames. The co-saliency-based method enhances salient human activity regions hence further improves the deep learning performance. The main contributions of the paper include: (a) propose a recurrent convolutional network (RCN) architecture that is dedicated to the tasks of human fall detection in videos; (b) integrate a co-saliency enhancement to the deep learning scheme for further improving the deep learning performance; (c) extensive empirical tests for performance analysis and evaluation under different network settings and data partitioning. Experiments using the proposed scheme were conducted on an open dataset containing multicamera videos from different view angles, results have shown very good performance (test accuracy 98.96%). Comparisons with two existing methods have provided further support to the proposed scheme.


deep learning

convolutional network

fall detection



recurrent convolutional network

co-saliency enhanced deep learning


Chenjie Ge

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Irene Yu-Hua Gu

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Jie Yang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC '18),
USA, ,

Subject Categories

Computer Engineering

Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy


Information Science

Other Medical and Health Sciences

Computer Science

Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)





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