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Convolutional Neural Networks for Human Activity Recognition Using Body-Worn Sensors

: Rueda, Fernando Moya; Grzeszick, Rene; Fink, Gernot A.; Feldhorst, Sascha; Ten Hompel, Michael

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Informatics 5 (2018), No.2, Art. 26, 17 pp.
ISSN: 2227-9709
Journal Article, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IML ()
human activity recognition; order-picking; Convolutional Neural Networks; multichanneltime-series

Human activity recognition (HAR) is a classification task for recognizing human movements. Methods of HAR are of great interest as they have become tools for measuring occurrences and durations of human actions, which are the basis of smart assistive technologies and manual processes analysis. Recently, deep neural networks have been deployed for HAR in the context of activities of daily living using multichannel time-series. These time-series are acquired from body-worn devices, which are composed of different types of sensors. The deep architectures process these measurements for finding basic and complex features in human corporal movements, and for classifying them into a set of human actions. As the devices are worn at different parts of the human body, we propose a novel deep neural network for HAR. This network handles sequence measurements from different body-worn devices separately. An evaluation of the architecture is performed on three datasets, the Oportunity, Pamap2, and an industrial dataset, outperforming the state-of-the-art. In addition, different network configurations will also be evaluated. We find that applying convolutions per sensor channel and per body-worn device improves the capabilities of convolutional neural network (CNNs).