cs 16(5): e3

Research Article

Using Cloud-assisted Body Area Networks to Track People Physical Activity in Mobility

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.28-9-2015.2261424,
        author={Giancarlo Fortino and Raffaele Gravina and Wenfeng Li and Concgong Ma Ma},
        title={Using Cloud-assisted Body Area Networks to Track People Physical Activity in Mobility},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={5},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={CS},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={activity recognition, cloud, bsn, wearable sensors},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-9-2015.2261424}
    }
    
  • Giancarlo Fortino
    Raffaele Gravina
    Wenfeng Li
    Concgong Ma Ma
    Year: 2015
    Using Cloud-assisted Body Area Networks to Track People Physical Activity in Mobility
    CS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-9-2015.2261424
Giancarlo Fortino1, Raffaele Gravina1,*, Wenfeng Li2, Concgong Ma Ma2
  • 1: University of Calabria
  • 2: Wuhan University of Technology
*Contact email: rgravina@deis.unical.it

Abstract

This paper describes a novel BSN-based integrated system for detecting, monitoring, and securely recording human physical activities using wearable sensors, a personal mobile device, and a Cloud-computing infrastructure supported by the BodyCloud platform. An integration with a smart-wheelchair system is also presented. BSNs are a key enabling technology for the revolution of personal-health services and their integration with Cloud infrastructure can effectively supports the diffusion of such services in our daily life. Many of these personal-health systems - regardless of their final aim - are based, use or are supported by contextual information on user's physical activity (body posture, movement or action) being performed. This work, hence, aims at providing a basic physical activity service that is capable of supporting personal, mobile-Health applications with real-time activity recognition and labeling both on the personal mobile device and on the Cloud.