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Activity Recognition in Smart Homes using Clustering based Classification

Fahad, L. G., Tahir, S. F. and Rajarajan, M. (2014). Activity Recognition in Smart Homes using Clustering based Classification. Paper presented at the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 24-08-2014 - 28-08-2014, Stockholm, Sweden.

Abstract

Activity recognition in smart homes plays an important role in healthcare by maintaining the well being of elderly and patients through remote monitoring and assisted technologies. In this paper, we propose a two level classification approach for activity recognition by utilizing the information obtained from the sensors deployed in a smart home. In order to separates the similar activities from the non similar activities, we group the homogeneous activities using the Lloyd's clustering algorithm. For the classification of non-separated activities within each cluster, we apply a computationally less expensive learning algorithm Evidence Theoretic K-Nearest Neighbor, which performs better in uncertain conditions and noisy data. The approach enables us to achieve improved recognition accuracy particularly for overlapping activities. A comparison of the proposed approach with the existing activity recognition approaches is presented on two publicly available smart home datasets. The proposed approach demonstrates better recognition rate compared to the existing methods.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4475
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