TCCDW WORKSHOP (PervasiveHealth) 2009

Research Article

Recognising activities of daily life through the usage of everyday objects around the home

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6059,
        author={Usman Naeem and John Bigham},
        title={Recognising activities of daily life through the usage of everyday objects around the home},
        proceedings={TCCDW WORKSHOP (PervasiveHealth) 2009},
        proceedings_a={TCCDW},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={Hierarchal Activities of Daily Life; Alzheimer's Disease; Task Sequences; Object Usage.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6059}
    }
    
  • Usman Naeem
    John Bigham
    Year: 2009
    Recognising activities of daily life through the usage of everyday objects around the home
    TCCDW
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6059
Usman Naeem1,*, John Bigham1,*
  • 1: School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
*Contact email: usman.naeem@elec.qmul.ac.uk, john.bigham@elec.qmul.ac.uk

Abstract

The integration of RFID sensors into everyday products has become a widespread solution for increasing efficiency in supply chain management. This has also led to a way of being able to monitor everyday activities in the home based on when and how these products are used, which is less intrusive than other monitoring approaches such as visual based systems. Monitoring activities in a home environment can be seen as a good way of analyzing behavior and tracking functional decline among elderly people. This paper describes a hierarchal approach for activity recognition using object usage data generated by everyday products used around the home. The motivation of this work is to allow people with early Alzheimer's disease to have additional years of independent living before the disease reaches a stage where the person is fully dependable on someone else.