Type

Journal Article

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Peng Wang

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
human behaviour visual image processing semantic concepts lifelog lifelogs algorithm wearable cameras

Using visual lifelogs to automatically characterise everyday activities (2013)

Abstract Visual lifelogging is the term used to describe recording our everyday lives using wearable cameras, for applications which are personal to us and do not involve sharing our recorded data. Current applications of visual lifelogging are built around remembrance or searching for specific events from the past. The purpose of the work reported here is to extend this to allow us to characterise and measure the occurrence of everyday activities of the wearer and in so doing to gain insights into the wearer's everyday behaviour. The methods we use are to capture everyday activities using a wearable camera called SenseCam, and to use an algorithm we have developed which indexes lifelog images by the occurrence of basic semantic concepts. We then use data reduction techniques to automatically generate a profile of the wearer's everyday behaviour and activities. Our algorithm has been evaluated on a large set of concepts investigated from 13 users in a user experiment, and for a group of 16 popular everyday activities we achieve an average F-score of 0.90. Our conclusions are that the the technique we have presented for unobtrusively and ambiently characterising everyday behaviour and activities across individuals is of sufficient accuracy to be usable in a range of applications.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Image processing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Lifelog
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Peng Wang

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