Deep activity recognition models with triaxial accelerometers

Mohammad Abu Alsheikh, Ahmed Selim, Dusit Niyato, Linda Doyle, Shaowei Lin, Hwee Pink Tan

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Despite the widespread installation of accelerometers in almost all mobile phones and wearable devices, activity recognition using accelerometers is still immature due to the poor recognition accuracy of existing recognition methods and the scarcity of labeled training data. We consider the problem of human activity recognition using triaxial accelerometers and deep learning paradigms. This paper shows that deep activity recognition models (a) provide better recognition accuracy of human activities, (b) avoid the expensive design of handcrafted features in existing systems, and (c) utilize the massive unlabeled acceleration samples for unsupervised feature extraction. We show substantial recognition improvement on real world datasets over state-of-the-art methods of human activity recognition using triaxial accelerometers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationWorkshop on Artificial Intelligence Applied to Assistive Tecnologies and Smart Environments
Place of PublicationPheonix, United States
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Number of pages6
VolumeWS-16-01 - WS-16-15
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357599
ISBN (Print)9781577357599
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 12 Feb 201613 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameAAAI Workshop - Technical Report
VolumeWS-16-01 - WS-16-15


Conference30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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