Accelerometry-based recognition of the placement sites of a wearable sensor

  title={Accelerometry-based recognition of the placement sites of a wearable sensor},
  author={Andrea Mannini and Angelo M. Sabatini and Stephen S. Intille},
  journal={Pervasive and mobile computing},
This work describes an automatic method to recognize the position of an accelerometer worn on five different parts of the body: ankle, thigh, hip, arm and wrist from raw accelerometer data. Automatic detection of body position of a wearable sensor would enable systems that allow users to wear sensors flexibly on different body parts or permit systems that need to automatically verify sensor placement. The two-stage location detection algorithm works by first detecting time periods during which… CONTINUE READING