Distributed Continuous Action Recognition Using a Hidden Markov Model in Body Sensor Networks Conference Paper uri icon


  • One important application of Body Sensor Networks is action recognition. Action recognition often implicitly requires partitioning the sensor data into intervals, then labeling the partitions according to the actions each represents or as a non-action. The temporal partitioning stage is called segmentation and the labeling is called classification. While many effective methods exist for classification, segmentation remains problematic. We present a technique inspired by continuous speech recognition that combines segmentation and classification using Hidden Markov Models. This technique is distributed and only involves limited data sharing between sensor nodes. We show the results of this technique and the bandwidth savings over full data transmission. 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

published proceedings

  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

author list (cited authors)

  • Guenterberg, E., Ghasemzadeh, H., Loseu, V., & Jafari, R.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Guenterberg, Eric||Ghasemzadeh, Hassan||Loseu, Vitali||Jafari, Roozbeh

publication date

  • August 2009