Inertial Sensor

In an aging population, the demand for nurse workers increases to care for elders. Helping nurse workers make their work more efficient, will help increase elders quality of life, as the nurses can focus their efforts on care activities instead of other activities such as documentation.
Activity Recognition can be used for this goal. If we can recognize what activity a nurse is engaged in, we can partially automate documentation process to reduce time spent on this task, monitor care plan compliance to assure that all care activities have been done for each elder, among others.

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Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:40

The dataset comprises motion sensor data of 19 daily and sports activities each performed by 8 subjects in their own style for 5 minutes. Five Xsens MTx units are used on the torso, arms, and legs.


Wearable Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) measuring acceleration, earth magnetic field and gyroscopic measurements can be considered for capturing human skeletal postures in real time. This dataset contains IMU readings (accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope) for common shoulder exercises: extension- flexion and abduction-adduction and simultaneously measures VICON readings and Kinect readings.