Improving a Smartphone Wearable Mobility Monitoring System with Feature Selection and Transition Recognition

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Title: Improving a Smartphone Wearable Mobility Monitoring System with Feature Selection and Transition Recognition
Authors: Capela, Nicole Alexandra
Date: 2015
Abstract: Modern smartphones contain multiple sensors and long lasting batteries, making them ideal platforms for mobility monitoring. Mobility monitoring can provide rehabilitation professionals with an objective portrait of a patient’s daily mobility habits outside of a clinical setting. The objective of this thesis was to improve the performance of the human activity recognition within a custom Wearable Mobility Measurement System (WMMS). Performance of a current WMMS was evaluated on able-bodied and stroke participants to identify areas in need of improvement and differences between populations. Signal features for the waist-worn smartphone WMMS were selected using classifier-independent methods to identify features that were useful across populations. The newly selected features and a transition state recognition method were then implemented before evaluating the improved WMMS system’s activity recognition performance. This thesis demonstrated: 1) diverse population data is important for WMMS system design; 2) certain signal features are useful for human activity recognition across diverse populations; 3) the use of carefully selected features and transition state identification can provide accurate human activity recognition results without computationally complex methods.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/32793
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-4167
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