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Spine versus Porcupine: a Study in Distributed Wearable Activity Recognition

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Publication date11/2004
Host publicationEighth International Symposium on Wearable Computers ISWC 2004
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages142-150
Number of pages9
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventEighth International Symposium on Wearable Computers ISWC 2004 - Arlington, VA

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ConferenceEighth International Symposium on Wearable Computers ISWC 2004
CityArlington, VA
Period1/01/00 → …

Conference

ConferenceEighth International Symposium on Wearable Computers ISWC 2004
CityArlington, VA
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

This paper seeks to explore an alternative and more embedded-oriented approach to the recognition of a person’s motion and pose, using sensor types that can easily be distributed in clothing. A large proportion of this type of research so far has been carried out with carefully positioned accelerometers, resulting in fairly good recognition rates. An alternative approach targets a more pervasive sensing vision where the clothing is saturated with small, embedded sensors. By increasing the quantity of sensors, while decreasing their individual information quality, a preliminary comparative study between the two approaches looks at the pros, cons, and differences in algorithm requirements.