|Title||:||Wearable Sensing for Activity Recognition Towards Smarter Healthcare|
|Speaker||:||Sriram Chellappan (University of South Florida, USA)|
|Details||:||Wed, 11 Jan, 2017 4:00 PM @ BSB 361|
|Abstract:||:||Currently, in-home activity recognition schemes with wearable devices are mostly capable of detecting coarse-grained
activities only (sitting, standing, walking, or lying down). Their performance when it comes to detecting more complex fine-grained
activities (like cooking, cleaning utensils, sitting on sofa, sitting on floor etc.) is limited. Existing challenges in personalized
healthcare demands that such kinds of complex activities be recognized with accuracy for various healthcare applications like heart health,
dementia, bulimia and more. We present a novel machine learning based approach in this talk for in-home, fine-grained activity recognition
that uses multimodal wearable sensors on multiple body positions, along with lightweight Bluetooth beacons deployed in the environment
for location awareness. Extensive performance evaluations validate the proposed contributions. The talk will conclude with identifying more
challenges and recent trends in wearable enabled healthcare applications.
Bio: Sriram Chellappan is an Associate Professor in The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida, where he directs the SCoRe (Social Computing Research) Lab. His primary interests lie in many aspects of how Society and Technology interact with each other, particularly within the realms of Smart Health and Cyber Security. He is also interested in Mobile and Wireless Networking, Cyber-Physical Systems, Distributed and Cloud Computing. Sriram's research is supported by grants from National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Army Research Office, National Security Agency, DARPA and Missouri Research Board. Prior to this appointment, he was an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Dept. at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Sriram received the PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio-State University in 2007. Sriram received the NSF CAREER Award in 2013. He also received the Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence Award in 2014, the Missouri S&T Outstanding Teaching Commendation Award in 2014, and the Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award in 2015.
Host: Prof. Krishna Sivalingam, CSE Dept.