Physical activity classification meets daily life: Review on existing methodologies and open challenges

Awais, Muhammad ORCID:, Mellone, Sabato and Chiari, Lorenzo (2015) Physical activity classification meets daily life: Review on existing methodologies and open challenges. In: 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). ISBN 9781424492718

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Recent advances in the MEMS devices make it happen to wirelessly integrate miniature motion capturing devices with Smartphones and to use them in personal health care and physical activity monitoring in daily life. There is no ground truth, though, to measure the physical activity (PA) in daily life and because of this, there is no common validation procedure adapted by the researchers for benchmarking the performance of algorithms for PA classification. The major issue in the existing studies for PA classification is the utilization of structured protocol in a controlled setting or simulated daily environment, which limits their implementation in real life conditions where activities are unplanned and unstructured, both in occurrence and in duration. This study provides a critical review on the validation procedures used for PA classification, types of activities classified and limitations in the exiting studies to implement them in daily life settings. Only those studies are considered which classify PA based on wearable accelerometers as an objective measure. The pros and cons of existing methodologies are highlighted and future possibilities are addressed for the development of a robust PA classification system which is feasible under real life conditions.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2023 00:49
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2023 00:49
DOI: 10.1109/embc.2015.7319526

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