TST Fall detection dataset v2

Citation Author(s):
Enea Cippitelli, Ennio Gambi, Samuele Gasparrini, Susanna Spinsante
Submitted by:
Susanna Spinsante
Last updated:
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:34
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The dataset contains depth frames and skeleton joints collected using Microsoft Kinect v2 and acceleration samples provided by an IMU during the simulation of ADLs and falls.


The dataset is composed by ADLs (Activity of Daily Living) and falls simulated by 11 young actors. The following actions are part of ADL category:

  • sit, the actor sits on a chair;
  • grasp, the actor walks and grasps an object from the floor;
  • walk, the actor walks back and forth;
  • lay, the actor lies down on the floor;


The following actions are part of the fall category:

  • front, the actor falls from the floor and ends up lying;
  • back, the actor falls backward and ends up lying;
  • side, the actor falls to the side and ends up lying;
  • EUpSit, the actor falls backward and ends up sitting.


Each actor repeated each action 3 times, generating a total number of 264 sequences. For each sequence, the following data are available:

  • depth frames, resolution of 512x424, captured by Kinect v2;
  • two raw acceleration streams, provided by IMUs constrained to the waist and right wrist of the actor;
  • skeleton joints in depth and skeleton space, captured by Microsoft SDK 2.0 (see JointType enumeration for the order: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.kinect.kinect.jointty...)
  • timing information, timestamps of Kinect frames and acceleration samples, useful for synchronization


This code can be used to read data with MATLAB:



If you use the dataset, please cite the following paper:

S. Gasparrini, E. Cippitelli, E. Gambi, S. Spinsante, J. Wahslen, I. Orhan and T. Lindh, “Proposal and Experimental Evaluation of Fall Detection Solution Based on Wearable and Depth Data Fusion”, ICT Innovations 2015, Springer International Publishing, 2016. 99-108, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25733-4_11.


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Submitted by M R on Wed, 10/24/2018 - 15:52

Thanks a lot.

Submitted by Yujia Zheng on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 08:52

Thank your sharing dataset.

Submitted by Win Pa Pa San on Thu, 12/26/2019 - 01:17

thanks for sharing fall dataset

Submitted by shang hong on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 06:52

I am parsing the Shimmer IMU dataset. Using your MATLAB script, I am able to extract the acceleration data. Which are the other datastreams encoded in the binary shimmer files? Specifically looking for the Gyroscope data.

Submitted by Naomi Hachen on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 18:01

First of all, great thanks for sharing your work.
I am interested to gather both rgb and depth datas, but all "Color" folders seem to be empty. Would you be able to provide them?

Submitted by isnard marie on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 08:32

thanks heaps

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