A computationally light classification method for mobile wellness platforms

Ville Könönen, Mäntyjärvi Jani, Heidi Similä, Juha Pärkkä, Miikka Ermes

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Abstract

The core of activity recognition in mobile wellness devices is a classification engine which maps observations from sensors to estimated classes. There exists a vast number of different classification algorithms that can be used for this purpose in the machine learning literature. Unfortunately, the computational and space requirements of these methods are often too high for the current mobile devices. In this paper we study a simple linear classifier and find, automatically with SFS and SFFS feature selection methods, a suitable set of features to be used with the classification method. The results show that the simple classifier performs comparable to more complex nonlinear k-Nearest Neighbor Classifier. This depicts great potential in implementing the classifier in small mobile wellness devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology". Vancouver, BC, Canada, 20 - 25 Aug. 2008
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages1167-1170
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1814-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Personalized Healthcare through Technology - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 20 Aug 200825 Aug 2008

Conference

Conference30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period20/08/0825/08/08

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Keywords

  • Wellness platforms
  • context recognition
  • pattern classification
  • activity recognition

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Könönen, V., Jani, M., Similä, H., Pärkkä, J., & Ermes, M. (2008). A computationally light classification method for mobile wellness platforms. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology". Vancouver, BC, Canada, 20 - 25 Aug. 2008 (pp. 1167-1170). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4649369