Activity Recognition Invariant to Sensor Orientation with Wearable Motion Sensors
AbstractMost activity recognition studies that employ wearable sensors assume that the sensors are attached at pre-determined positions and orientations that do not change over time. Since this is not the case in practice, it is of interest to develop wearable systems that operate invariantly to sensor position and orientation. We focus on invariance to sensor orientation and develop two alternative transformations to remove the effect of absolute sensor orientation from the raw sensor data. We test the proposed methodology in activity recognition with four state-of-the-art classifiers using five publicly available datasets containing various types of human activities acquired by different sensor configurations. While the ordinary activity recognition system cannot handle incorrectly oriented sensors, the proposed transformations allow the sensors to be worn at any orientation at a given position on the body, and achieve nearly the same activity recognition performance as the ordinary system for which the sensor units are not rotatable. The proposed techniques can be applied to existing wearable systems without much effort, by simply transforming the time-domain sensor data at the pre-processing stage. View Full-Text
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Yurtman, A.; Barshan, B. Activity Recognition Invariant to Sensor Orientation with Wearable Motion Sensors. Sensors 2017, 17, 1838.
Yurtman A, Barshan B. Activity Recognition Invariant to Sensor Orientation with Wearable Motion Sensors. Sensors. 2017; 17(8):1838.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yurtman, Aras; Barshan, Billur. 2017. "Activity Recognition Invariant to Sensor Orientation with Wearable Motion Sensors." Sensors 17, no. 8: 1838.
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