Towards Benchmarked Sleep Detection with Wrist-Worn Sensing Units


The monitoring of sleep by quantifying sleeping time and quality is pivotal in many preventive health care scenarios. A substantial amount of wearable sensing products have been introduced to the market for just this reason, detecting whether the user is either sleeping or awake. Assessing these devices for their accuracy in estimating sleep is a daunting task, as their hardware design tends to be different and many are closed-source systems that have not been clinically tested. In this paper, we present a challenging benchmark dataset from an open source wrist-worn data logger that contains relatively high-frequent (100Hz) 3D inertial data from 42 sleep lab patients, along with their data from clinical polysomnography. We analyse this dataset with two traditional approaches for detecting sleep and wake states and propose a new algorithm specifically for 3D acceleration data, which operates on a principle of Estimation of Stationary Sleep-segments (ESS). Results show that all three methods generally over-estimate for sleep, with our method performing slightly better (almost 79% overall median accuracy) than the traditional activity count-based methods.

DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2014.24

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@article{Borazio2014TowardsBS, title={Towards Benchmarked Sleep Detection with Wrist-Worn Sensing Units}, author={Marko Borazio and Eugen Berlin and Nagihan K{\"{u}c{\"{u}kyildiz and Philipp Scholl and Kristof Van Laerhoven}, journal={2014 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics}, year={2014}, pages={125-134} }