12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare – Demos, Posters, Doctoral Colloquium

Research Article

Physical Activity Intensity Monitoring of Hospital Workers using a Wearable Sensor

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276323,
        author={Ana Pereira and Francisco Nunes},
        title={Physical Activity Intensity Monitoring of Hospital Workers using a Wearable Sensor},
        proceedings={12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare -- Demos, Posters, Doctoral Colloquium},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={activity monitoring physical activity intensity wearable sensors healthcare workers shift work},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276323}
    }
    
  • Ana Pereira
    Francisco Nunes
    Year: 2018
    Physical Activity Intensity Monitoring of Hospital Workers using a Wearable Sensor
    PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276323
Ana Pereira1,*, Francisco Nunes1
  • 1: Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
*Contact email: ana.pereira@fraunhofer.pt

Abstract

Monitoring physical activity can be important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is the case with shift workers, who, due to their unorthodox sleep schedules, can develop health issues. This paper presents a model for classifying physical activity intensity into four levels: sedentary, light, moderate, and vigorous. The model uses data from a wearable accelerometer and is independent of the wearable location. A classifier was trained with 20 participants, obtaining an average accuracy of 83%.