Approach for the Development of a Framework for the Identification of Activities of Daily Living Using Sensors in Mobile Devices

Sensors (Basel). 2018 Feb 21;18(2):640. doi: 10.3390/s18020640.


Sensors available on mobile devices allow the automatic identification of Activities of Daily Living (ADL). This paper describes an approach for the creation of a framework for the identification of ADL, taking into account several concepts, including data acquisition, data processing, data fusion, and pattern recognition. These concepts can be mapped onto different modules of the framework. The proposed framework should perform the identification of ADL without Internet connection, performing these tasks locally on the mobile device, taking in account the hardware and software limitations of these devices. The main purpose of this paper is to present a new approach for the creation of a framework for the recognition of ADL, analyzing the allowed sensors available in the mobile devices, and the existing methods available in the literature.

Keywords: Activities of Daily Living (ADL); data acquisition; data fusion; data processing; environment; framework; machine learning; mobile devices; pattern recognition; sensors.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living*
  • Computers*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Pattern Recognition, Automated*
  • Software
  • Wireless Technology