Monitoring health in smart homes using simple sensors.
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MASSIE, S., FORBES, G., CRAW, S., FRASER, L. and HAMILTON, G. . Monitoring health in smart homes using simple sensors. In Proceedings of the 3rd International workshop on knowledge discovery in healthcare data co-located with the 26th International joint conference on artificial intelligence (IJCAI 2018), 13 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.
We consider use of an ambient sensor network, installed in Smart Homes, to identify low level events taking place which can then be analysed to generate a resident's profile of activities of daily living (ADLs). These ADL profiles are compared to both the resident's typical profile and to known 'risky' profiles to support evidence-based interventions. Human activity recognition to identify ADLs from sensor data is a key challenge, a windowbased representation is compared on four existing datasets. We find that windowing works well, giving consistent performance. We also introduce FITsense, which is building a Smart Home environment to specifically identify increased risk of falls to allow interventions before falls occurs.