4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Artifacts' roaming beats recognition for estimating care activities in a nursing home

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8847,
        author={Francisco E. Martinez-Perez and J. Angel Gonzalez-Fraga and Monica Tentori},
        title={Artifacts' roaming beats recognition for estimating care activities in a nursing home},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2010},
        month={6},
        keywords={Activity estimation context-aware computing object recognition correiationjiiters artifacts' roaming beats},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8847}
    }
    
  • Francisco E. Martinez-Perez
    J. Angel Gonzalez-Fraga
    Monica Tentori
    Year: 2010
    Artifacts' roaming beats recognition for estimating care activities in a nursing home
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8847
Francisco E. Martinez-Perez1,*, J. Angel Gonzalez-Fraga2,*, Monica Tentori3,4,*
  • 1: Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Baja, California, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 2: Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma de Baja, California, Ensenada, Mexico
  • 3: Department of Informatics, UCI, Irvine, USA.
  • 4: Facultad de Ciencias, UABC, Ensenada, Mexico
*Contact email: fmartinezperez@acm.org, angel_fraga@uabc.edu.mx, mtentori@uabc.mx

Abstract

This paper describes an approach to estimate the activity being performed by caregivers in a nursing home. The approach is based on information gathered from a workplace study conducted in a nursing home, in which 400 hours of detailed observation caregivers' activities were recorded. Automatic identification of objects based in composite correlation filters was implemented in order to generate a descriptive behavior of objects. When the behavior of the artifacts related with the activities is validated, the estimation of an activity is found. The activities estimated with a 92.72% of accuracy (on average) include hygiene, feeding and taking vital signs.