Sensing Home: A Cost-Effective Design for Smart Home via Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
AbstractThe aging population has inspired the marketing of advanced real time devices for home health care, more and more wearable devices and mobile applications, which have emerged in this field. However, to properly collect behavior information, accurately recognize human activities, and deploy the whole system in a real living environment is a challenging task. In this paper, we propose a feasible wireless-based solution to deploy a data collection scheme, activity recognition model, feedback control and mobile integration via heterogeneous networks. We compared and found a suitable algorithm that can be run on cost-efficient embedded devices. Specifically, we use the Super Set Transformation method to map the raw data into a sparse binary matrix. Furthermore, designed front-end devices of low power consumption gather the living data of the habitant via ZigBee to reduce the burden of wiring work. Finally, we evaluated our approach and show it can achieve a theoretical time-slice accuracy of 98%. The mapping solution we propose is compatible with more wearable devices and mobile apps. View Full-Text
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Fan, X.; Huang, H.; Qi, S.; Luo, X.; Zeng, J.; Xie, Q.; Xie, C. Sensing Home: A Cost-Effective Design for Smart Home via Heterogeneous Wireless Networks. Sensors 2015, 15, 30270-30292.
Fan X, Huang H, Qi S, Luo X, Zeng J, Xie Q, Xie C. Sensing Home: A Cost-Effective Design for Smart Home via Heterogeneous Wireless Networks. Sensors. 2015; 15(12):30270-30292.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fan, Xiaohu; Huang, Hao; Qi, Shipeng; Luo, Xincheng; Zeng, Jing; Xie, Qubo; Xie, Changsheng. 2015. "Sensing Home: A Cost-Effective Design for Smart Home via Heterogeneous Wireless Networks." Sensors 15, no. 12: 30270-30292.