Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Revisiting human activity frameworks


Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Revisiting human activity frameworks: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

Publication date2011
Host publicationInternational Conference on Sensor Systems and Software S-CUBE 2010: Sensor Systems and Software
EditorsGerard Par, Philip Morrow
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783642235832
ISBN (Print)9783642235825
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


A classical activity theory has for long been established as a de-facto framework on which many human activity models and recognition algorithms are based. We observed several limitations to the classical activity theory, mostly attributed to its inability to discern among seemingly similar concepts and artifacts. We discuss these limitations and introduce a generic activity framework that addresses these issues. We provide a comparative analysis to quantify the effect of our proposed framework on the accuracy of activity recognition using a benchmark of activities of daily living. We report significant improvement of the recognition accuracy. © 2011 ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.