Feature Space Reduction for Multimodal Human Activity Recognition

Yale Hartmann, Hui Liu, Tanja Schultz

Abstract

This work describes the implementation, optimization, and evaluation of a Human Activity Recognition (HAR) system using 21-channel biosignals. These biosignals capture multiple modalities, such as motion and muscle activity based on two 3D-inertial sensors, one 2D-goniometer, and four electromyographic sensors. We start with an early fusion, HMM-based recognition system which discriminates 18 human activities at 91% recognition accuracy. We then optimize preprocessing with a feature space reduction and feature vector stacking. For this purpose, a Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) was performed based on HMM state alignments. Our experimental results show that LDA feature space reduction improves recognition accuracy by four percentage points while stacking feature vectors currently does not show any positive effects. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work on feature space reduction in a HAR system using various biosensors integrated into a knee bandage recognizing a diverse set of activities.

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in Harvard Style

Hartmann Y., Liu H. and Schultz T. (2020). Feature Space Reduction for Multimodal Human Activity Recognition.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 135-140. DOI: 10.5220/0008851401350140


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals20,
author={Yale Hartmann and Hui Liu and Tanja Schultz},
title={Feature Space Reduction for Multimodal Human Activity Recognition},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS,},
year={2020},
pages={135-140},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008851401350140},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS,
TI - Feature Space Reduction for Multimodal Human Activity Recognition
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Hartmann Y.
AU - Liu H.
AU - Schultz T.
PY - 2020
SP - 135
EP - 140
DO - 10.5220/0008851401350140