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Life expectancy keeps growing and, among elderly people, accidental falls occur frequently. A system able to promptly detect falls would help in reducing the injuries that a fall could cause. Such a system should meet the needs of the people to which is designed, so that it is actually used. In particular, the system should be minimally invasive and inexpensive. Thanks to the fact that most of the smartphones embed accelerometers and powerful processing unit, they are good candidates both asarXiv:1507.01206v2 fatcat:zjzyd4h5jjdgnmh4pisydrofd4