Human activity recognition based on novel accelerometry features and hidden markov models application

Ana Luisa Gomes, Vitor Paixão, Hugo Gamboa

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Abstract

The Human Activity Recognition (HAR) systems require objective and reliable methods that can be used in the daily routine and must offer consistent results according to the performed activities. In this work, a framework for human activity recognition in accelerometry (ACC) based on our previous work and with new features and techniques was developed. The new features set covered wavelets, the CUIDADO features implementation and the Log Scale Power Bandwidth creation. The Hidden Markov Models were also applied to the clustering output. The Forward Feature Selection chose the most suitable set from a 423th dimensional feature vector in order to improve the clustering performances and limit the computational demands. K-means, Affinity Propagation, DBSCAN and Ward were applied to ACC databases and showed promising results in activity recognition: from 73:20%±7:98% to 89:05%±7:43% and from 70:75%±10:09% to 83:89%±13:65% with the Hungarian accuracy (HA) for the FCHA and PAMAP databases, respectively. The Adjust Rand Index (ARI) was also applied as clustering evaluation method. The developed algorithm constitutes a contribution for the development of reliable evaluation methods of movement disorders for diagnosis and treatment applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIOSIGNALS 2015 - 8th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing, Proceedings; Part of 8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2015
PublisherSciTePress
Pages76-85
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-989758069-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event8th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing, BIOSIGNALS 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 12 Jan 201515 Jan 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing, BIOSIGNALS 2015
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period12/01/1515/01/15

Keywords

  • Accelerometers
  • Biomedical engineering;
  • Feature extraction
  • Markov processes
  • Pattern recognition
  • Signal processing
  • Activity recognition
  • Affinity propagation
  • Clustering
  • Clustering evaluation
  • Computational demands
  • Forward feature selections
  • Human activity recognition
  • Reliable evaluation method

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    Gomes, A. L., Paixão, V., & Gamboa, H. (2015). Human activity recognition based on novel accelerometry features and hidden markov models application. In BIOSIGNALS 2015 - 8th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing, Proceedings; Part of 8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2015 (pp. 76-85). SciTePress.