Calorie map: An activity intensity monitoring system based on wireless signals

Ting Hui Chiang, Yi Ta Chuang, Chia Liang Ke, Ling-Jyh Chen, Yu Chee Tseng

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Abstract

Recently, elder care services, especially for those with chronic diseases, have become an important application in the field of IoT. Several studies have reported that the progress of chronic diseases can be slowed down effectively by moderate physical activities. In this paper, we propose an activity intensity monitoring system to support continuous monitoring of indoor calorie consumption. The system uses wireless signals to infer calorie burned in walking. In the proposed system, Bluetooth smart beacons are deployed in various spaces of a house. The elders who wear smart wristbands are continuously monitored for their locations by received wireless signals. The system has the following features. First, it utilizes wireless signals as location and activity intensity indicators; inertial sensors are only used in the training stage. Second, it is semi-training free and only needs relatively short training time to start using the monitoring services. Finally, the system is map-free, in the sense that it can be easily deployed without constructing the interior map of the house. A prototype system is implemented on a smartphone to evaluate the feasibility of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041831
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 10
Event2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2017 Mar 192017 Mar 22

Other

Other2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period17/3/1917/3/22

Keywords

  • Activity tracking
  • Elderly care
  • Location tracking
  • Monitoring service
  • Wearable computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Chiang, T. H., Chuang, Y. T., Ke, C. L., Chen, L-J., & Tseng, Y. C. (2017). Calorie map: An activity intensity monitoring system based on wireless signals. In 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2017 - Proceedings [7925708] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2017.7925708