Real-time monitoring of user physical activity and position in an outdoor public space

FOSTER, L, GIELEN, M, BEATTIE, M and GOODWILL, S R (2014). Real-time monitoring of user physical activity and position in an outdoor public space. In: HERVAS, R, LEE, S, NUGENT, C and BRAVO, J, (eds.) Ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence : personalisation and user adapted services. Lecture notes in computer science (8867). Springer, 100-107.

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A primary aim of the ProFit FieldLab project is to encourage physical activity through innovations in products, services and ICT systems. User interactions with newly installed prototype play and exercise equipment within a FieldLab needs to be monitored so that its value and effectiveness can be assessed. Real-time feedback of activity level and location is important to associate user activity with specific pieces of equipment and video capture data. However, there is no current off-the-shelf solution for this. The aim of this study was to create a low-cost, real-time activity and location monitoring system based around a smartphone. The system incorporates accelerometer, heart rate, GPS and Wi-Fi RSSI values. Initial testing of the system has shown that user activity level and movement on a specific item of play equipment in the Delft FieldLab can be recorded alongside targeted video capture.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference, UCAmI 2014, Belfast, UK, December 2-5, 2014
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-13102-3_19
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 10:02
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 10:02

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