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Title: Recognizing human activity in free-living using multiple body-worn accelerometers
Authors: Fullerton, Elliott
Heller, Ben
Munoz-Organero, Mario
Keywords: Human activity recognition
Machine learning
Body-worn accelerometers
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: FULLERTON, E., HELLER, B. and MUNOZ-ORGANERO, M., 2017. Recognizing human activity in free-living using multiple body-worn accelerometers. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(16), pp. 5290-5297.
Abstract: © 2001-2012 IEEE. Recognizing human activity is very useful for an investigator about a patient's behavior and can aid in prescribing activity in future recommendations. The use of body worn accelerometers has been demonstrated to be an accurate measure of human activity; however, research looking at the use of multiple body worn accelerometers in a free living environment to recognize a wide range of activities is not evident. This paper aimed to successfully recognize activity and sub-category activity types through the use of multiple body worn accelerometers in a free-living environment. Ten participants (Age = 23.1 ± 1.7 years, height =171.0 ± 4.7 cm, and mass = 78.2 ± 12.5 Kg) wore nine body-worn accelerometers for a day of free living. Activity type was identified through the use of a wearable camera, and subcategory activities were quantified through a combination of free-living and controlled testing. A variety of machine learning techniques consisting of preprocessing algorithms, feature, and classifier selections were tested, accuracy, and computing time were reported. A fine k-nearest neighbor classifier with mean and standard deviation features of unfiltered data reported a recognition accuracy of 97.6%. Controlled and free-living testing provided highly accurate recognition for sub-category activities ( > 95.0%). Decision tree classifiers and maximum features demonstrated to have the lowest computing time. Results show that recognition of activity and sub-category activity types is possible in a free-living environment through the use of multiple body worn accelerometers. This method can aid in prescribing recommendations for activity and sedentary periods for healthy living.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2017.2722105
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27767
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2017.2722105
ISSN: 1530-437X
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