Using Wearable Sensors For Behavior Monitoring And Interventions: Lessons Learned And Future Directions

April 1, 2014


Fletcher, R. R., Kumar, S., Leonard, N., & Mota, S. (2014). Using Wearable Sensors for Monitoring and Interventions: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47(Supplement: 1), S154-S154.Rich Fletcher, S. Kumar, N. Leonard, Selene Mota


Accurate, real-time measurement of energy expended during everyday activities would enable development of novel health monitoring and wellness technologies. A technique using three miniature wearable accelerometers is presented that improves upon state-of-the-art energy expenditure (EE) estimation. On a dataset acquired from 24 subjects performing gym and household activities, we demonstrate how knowledge of activity type, which can be automatically inferred from the accelerometer data, can improve EE estimates by more than 15% when compared to the best estimates from other methods.

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