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Falls are a foremost source of injuries and hospitalization for seniors. The adoption of automatic fall detection mechanisms can noticeably reduce the response time of the medical staff or caregivers when a fall takes place. Smartphones are being increasingly proposed as wearable, cost-effective and not-intrusive systems for fall detection. The exploitation of smartphones' potential (and in particular, the Android Operating System) can benefit from the wide implantation, the growingdoi:10.3390/s141018543 pmid:25299953 pmcid:PMC4239945 fatcat:mz7gmyh5kndzvpstlxegbhgzxe