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Activity Recognition in New Smart Home Environments


Authors: W. Wang and C. Miao
Title: Activity Recognition in New Smart Home Environments
Abstract: Activity recognition is important to health care in smart homes. It provides information about the activities of the residents. Many health care services are based on it. To collect data about the activities, sensor networks consist of binary sensors are widely used. Activity recognition is performed based on their readings. Most of existing activity recognition methods are based on supervised classification algorithms. One drawback of these methods is that the classification model learned in one smart home environment usually cannot be used in another. For a new smart home environment, sufficient sensor readings have to be collected and labeled to learn the needed classification model. This process is time consuming and expensive. In this paper, we propose a method for smart home activity recognition with binary sensors. Our method utilizes the characteristics of binary sensors, the semantic information of the sensors and the activities, and the time information. The classification model learned with the data in one smart home environment can be used in the activity recognition in another, which has different sensor networks and label spaces. Experiments on real world datasets show the effectiveness of our method.
Keywords: Activity recognition; Smart home; Binary sensor; Health care; Transfer learning
Conference Name: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care (HealthMedia'18)
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Publisher: ACM
Year: 2018
Accepted PDF File: Activity_Recognition_in_New_Smart_Home_Environments_accepted-1.pdf
Permanent Link: http://doi.org/10.1145/3264996.3265001
Reference: W. Wang and C. Miao, "Activity Recognition in New Smart Home Environments," in Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care (HealthMedia'18), Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 2018, pp. 29-37: ACM.
bibtex: 
@inproceedings{LILY-c163, 
   author	= {Wang, Wei and Miao, Chunyan},
   title		= {Activity Recognition in New Smart Home Environments},  
   booktitle	= {Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care (HealthMedia'18)}, 
   year		= {2018}, 
   month	= {October}, 
   pages	= {29-37}, 
   location	= {Seoul, Republic of Korea},
   publisher	= {ACM},
}