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Human postures recognition based on D-S evidence theory and multi-sensor data fusion

By Wenfeng Li, J Junrong Bao, X Fu, Giancarlo Fortino and S Stefano Galzarano

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Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) are conveying notable attention due to their capabilities in supporting humans in their daily life. In particular, real-time and noninvasive monitoring of assisted livings is having great potential in many application domains, such as health care, sport/fitness, e-entertainment, social interaction and e-factory. And the basic as well as crucial feature characterizing such systems is the ability of detecting human actions and behaviors. In this paper, a novel approach for human posture recognition is proposed. Our BSN system relies on an information fusion method based on the D-S Evidence Theory, which is applied on the accelerometer data coming from multiple wearable sensors. Experimental results demonstrate that the developed prototype system is able to achieve a recognition accuracy between 98.5% and 100% for basic postures (standing, sitting, lying, squatting)

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1109/ccgrid.2012.144
OAI identifier: oai:library.tue.nl:736357
Provided by: Repository TU/e
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