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Enhancing Activity Recognition by Fusing Inertial and Biometric Information
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Activity recognition is an active research field nowadays, as it enables the development of highly adaptive applications, e.g. in the field of personal health. In this paper, a light high-level fusion algorithm to detect the activity that an individual is performing is presented. The algorithm relies on data gathered from accelerometers placed on different parts of the body, and on biometric sensors. Inertial sensors allow detecting activity by analyzing signal features such as amplitude or peaks. In addition, there is a relationship between the activity intensity and biometric response, which can be considered together with acceleration data to improve the accuracy of activity detection. The proposed algorithm is designed to work with minimum computational cost, being ready to run in a mobile device as part of a context-aware application. In order to enable different user scenarios, the algorithm offers best-effort activity estimation: its quality of estimation depends on the position and number of the available inertial sensors, and also on the presence of biometric information.
International
Si
Congress
14th International Conference On Information Fusion
960
Place
Chicago (USA)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-14-5770-267-9
Start Date
05/07/2011
End Date
08/07/2011
From page
1
To page
8
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference On Information Fusion
Participants
  • Autor: Ana Maria Bernardos Barbolla (UPM)
  • Autor: Paula Tarrío Alonso (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Ramon Casar Corredera (UPM)
  • Autor: Henar Martín Rodríguez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Procesado de Datos y Simulación (GPDS)-CEDITEC
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
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