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Lowe, SA,OLaighin, G
2014
February
Monitoring human health behaviour in one's living environment: A technological review
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Behaviour Monitor Accelerometer Gyroscope Inertial sensor Functional health Ambient Assisted living DAILY PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL PREDICT ENERGY-EXPENDITURE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM HUMAN MOVEMENT OLDER-ADULTS TRIAXIAL ACCELEROMETER PRESCHOOL-CHILDREN SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR AMBULATORY SYSTEM
The electronic monitoring of human health behaviour using computer techniques has been an active research area for the past few decades. A wide array of different approaches have been investigated using various technologies including inertial sensors, Global Positioning System, smart homes, Radio Frequency IDentification and others. It is only in recent years that research has turned towards a sensor fusion approach using several different technologies in single systems or devices. These systems allow for an increased volume of data to be collected and for activity data to be better used as measures of behaviour. This change may be due to decreasing hardware costs, smaller sensors, increased power efficiency or increases in portability. This paper is intended to act as a reference for the design of multi-sensor behaviour monitoring systems. The range of technologies that have been used in isolation for behaviour monitoring both in research and commercial devices are reviewed and discussed. Filtering, range, sensitivity, usability and other considerations of different technologies are discussed. A brief overview of commercially available activity monitors and their technology is also included. (C) 2013 IPEM. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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10.1016/j.medengphy.2013.11.010
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