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Recognition of human activities using depth images of Kinect for biofied building
Author(s): Ami Ogawa; Akira Mita
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Paper Abstract

These days, various functions in the living spaces are needed because of an aging society, promotion of energy conservation, and diversification of lifestyles. To meet this requirement, we propose “Biofied Building”. The “Biofied Building” is the system learnt from living beings. The various information is accumulated in a database using small sensor agent robots as a key function of this system to control the living spaces. Among the various kinds of information about the living spaces, especially human activities can be triggers for lighting or air conditioning control. By doing so, customized space is possible. Human activities are divided into two groups, the activities consisting of single behavior and the activities consisting of multiple behaviors. For example, “standing up” or “sitting down” consists of a single behavior. These activities are accompanied by large motions. On the other hand “eating” consists of several behaviors, holding the chopsticks, catching the food, putting them in the mouth, and so on. These are continuous motions. Considering the characteristics of two types of human activities, we individually, use two methods, R transformation and variance. In this paper, we focus on the two different types of human activities, and propose the two methods of human activity recognition methods for construction of the database of living space for “Biofied Building”. Finally, we compare the results of both methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9435, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2015, 94351U (27 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084079
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Ami Ogawa, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Akira Mita, Keio Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9435:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2015
Jerome P. Lynch, Editor(s)

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