AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Deep Convolutional Neural Networks on Multichannel Time Series for Human Activity Recognition
Jianbo Yang, Minh Nhut Nguyen, Phyo Phyo San, Xiao Li Li, Shonali Krishnaswamy

Last modified: 2015-06-27

Abstract


This paper focuses on human activity recognition (HAR) problem, in which inputs are multichannel time series signals acquired from a set of body-worn inertial sensors and outputs are predefined human activities. In this problem, extracting effective features for identifying activities is a critical but challenging task. Most existing work relies on heuristic hand-crafted feature design and shallow feature learning architectures, which cannot find those distinguishing features to accurately classify different activities. In this paper, we propose a systematic feature learning method for HAR problem. This method adopts a deep convolutional neural networks (CNN) to automate feature learning from the raw inputs in a systematic way. Through the deep architecture, the learned features are deemed as the higher level abstract representation of low level raw time series signals. By leveraging the labelled information via supervised learning, the learned features are endowed with more discriminative power. Unified in one model, feature learning and classification are mutually enhanced. All these unique advantages of the CNN make it outperform other HAR algorithms, as verified in the experiments on  the Opportunity Activity Recognition Challenge and other  benchmark datasets.

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