A Random Forest-Based Ensemble Method for Activity Recognition

Feng, Zengtao ;   Mo, Lingfei ;   Li, Meng

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This paper presents a multi-sensor ensemble approach to human physical activity (PA) recognition, using random forest. We designed an...

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Automated Walking Aid Detector based on Indoor Video Recordings

Puttemans, Steven ;   Baldewijns, Greet ;   Croonenborghs, Tom ;   Vanrumste, Bart ;   Goedemé, Toon

Tags Assistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsInnovations in active ageing

Due to the rapidly aging population, developing automated home care systems is a very important step in taking care of elderly people. This...

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Automatic Detection of Health Changes using Statistical Process Control Techniques on Measured Transfer Times of Elderly

Baldewijns, Greet ;   Luca, Stijn ;   Nagels, William ;   Vanrumste, Bart ;   Croonenborghs, Tom

Tags Technologies for active ageingInnovations in active ageingAssistive technology for the ageing population

It has been shown that gait speed and transfer times are good measures of functional ability in elderly. However, data currently acquired by...

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ECG Synthesis from Separate Wearable Bipolar Electrodes

Farotto, Dario ;   Atallah, Louis ;   van der Heijden, Patrick ;   Grieten, Lars

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Compared to cabled ECG devices, the use of wearable patches to reconstruct ECG offers a more comfortable alternative for continuous...

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Human Motion Energy Harvesting using a Piezoelectric MFC Patch

Bassani, Giulia ;   Filippeschi, Alessandro ;   Ruffaldi, Emanuele

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The improvements in efficiency of electronic components and miniaturization is quickly pushing wearable devices. Kinetic human energy...

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Influence of Age and Gender on Sensor-Based Functional Measures: A Factor Analysis Approach.

Coni, Alice ;   Mellone, Sabato ;   Colpo, Marco ;   Bandinelli, Stefania ;   Chiari, Lorenzo

Tags Technologies for active ageingInnovations in active ageingGerontechnology

The purpose of this study was to investigate the functional decline associated with aging and gender-related differences by means of a set...

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Mining Human Behavior for Health Promotion

Banos, Oresti ;   Bang, Jaehun ;   Hur, Taeho ;   Siddiqi, Muhammad Hameed ;   Thien, Huynh-The ;   Vui, Le-Ba ;   Khan, Wajahat Ali ;   Ali, Taqdir ;   Villalonga, Claudia ;   Lee, Sungyoung

Tags Technologies for promoting health and wellbeingTechnologies for active ageing

The monitoring of human lifestyles has gained much attention in the recent years. This work presents a novel approach to combine multiple...

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Modeling of Human Movement Monitoring using Bluetooth Low Energy Technology

Mokhtari, Ghassem ;   Zhang, Qing ;   Karunanithi, Mohanraj

Tags Technologies for active ageingTechnologies for detecting, managing and preventing falls

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a wireless communication technology which can be used to monitor human movements. In this monitoring system, a...

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Physical Activity Classification Meets Daily Life: Review on Existing Methodologies and Open Challenges

Awais, Muhammad ;   Mellone, Sabato ;   Chiari, Lorenzo

Tags Technologies for active ageingInnovations in active ageingTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeing

Recent advances in the MEMS devices make it happen to wirelessly integrate miniature motion capturing devices with Smartphones and to use...

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Validation of an Optimized Algorithm to use Kinect in a Non-Structured Environment for Sit-to-Stand Analysis

Cippitelli, Enea ;   Gasparrini, Samuele ;   Spinsante, Susanna ;   Gambi, Ennio ;   Verdini, Federica ;   Burattini, Laura ;   Di Nardo, Francesco ;   Fioretti, Sandro

Tags Technologies for active ageingAssistive technology for the ageing populationInnovations in active ageing

The aim of this work is to obtain reliable kinematic measures relative to the execution of the Sit-to-Stand functional evaluation test, by...

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