How accurately can sitting and the intensity of walking and cycling be classified using an accelerometer on the waist for the purpose of the “Global recommendations on physical activity for health”?

van der Valk, D.J. (2015) How accurately can sitting and the intensity of walking and cycling be classified using an accelerometer on the waist for the purpose of the “Global recommendations on physical activity for health”?

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Abstract:The society has become more sedentary and has developed a lack of physical activity, therefore increasing health risks. Feedback is needed to change these behaviours. For this feedback, first accurate monitoring is needed: sedentary behaviour must be classified as well as the intensity of physical activity. In this report a State of the Art analysis is performed to compare different classification techniques and finally two methods, both using an accelerometer on the waist, are worked out. These methods are Integral of the Modulus of the Accelerometer (IMA) classification and a machine learning technique (MLT): support vector machine (SVM). These methods are then applied in a laboratory experiment to study their quality. A measurement setup is made to create a dataset of the following activities: standing, sitting, lying, walking (2.4 - 7.5 km/h) and cycling (10.1-19 km/h). This dataset (n=15) is analysed and classified using Matlab for both methods. The IMA method was unable to monitor sedentary behaviour, but could classify the physical activity (PA) intensity with an accuracy of 66%. The SVM method within subjects was able to monitor sedentary behaviour with an accuracy of 91±20% and the classification of the PA intensity has an accuracy of 94±5%. For between subjects the accuracies decrease to 71±13% for PA intensity accuracy and 45±35% for the sedentary behaviour classification. IMA was implemented in the old feedback system, monitoring the overall daily amount of physical activity, but can significantly be outperformed by replacing it with the current SVM implementation. At this moment however, SVM can only be used to improve the old system, it cannot yet be used to create new additions to the feedback system, such as the implementation of the feedback of the sedentary behaviour and specific physical activity intensities. New methods and properties of the current SVM system have been found that might increase the accuracies of the between subject analysis and therefore might enable SVM to become applicable for the extra feedback options.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Roessingh Research and Development
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:30 exact sciences in general, 50 technical science in general
Programme:Electrical Engineering BSc (56953)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67630
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