Collaborative signal processing for action recognition in body sensor networks: a distributed classification algorithm using motion transcripts Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Body sensor networks are emerging as a promising platform for remote human monitoring. With the aim of extracting bio-kinematic parameters from distributed body-worn sensors, these systems require collaboration of sensor nodes to obtain relevant information from an overwhelmingly large volume of data. Clearly, efficient data reduction techniques and distributed signal processing algorithms are needed. In this paper, we present a data processing technique that constructs motion transcripts from inertial sensors and identifies human movements by taking collaboration between the nodes into consideration. Transcripts of basic motions, called primitives, are built to reduce the complexity of the sensor data. This model leads to a distributed algorithm for segmentation and action recognition. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our framework using data collected from five normal subjects performing ten transitional movements. The results clearly illustrate the effectiveness of our framework. In particular, we obtain a classification accuracy of 84.13% with only one sensor node involved in the classification process. 2010 ACM.

name of conference

  • Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks - IPSN '10

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks - IPSN '10

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • January 2010