Development and Evaluation of a BlackBerry-based Wearable Mobility Monitoring System

Development and Evaluation of a BlackBerry-based Wearable Mobility Monitoring System

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Title: Development and Evaluation of a BlackBerry-based Wearable Mobility Monitoring System
Author: Wu, Hui Hsien
Abstract: A Wearable Mobility Monitoring System (WMMS) can be an advantageous device for rehabilitation decision-making. This thesis presents the design and evaluation of a proof-of-concept WMMS that uses the BlackBerry Smartphone platform. A Java program was developed for the BlackBerry 9550, using the integrated tri-axial accelerometer, Global Positioning System sensor (GPS), CMOS digital video camera, and timer to identify change-of-state (CoS) among static states, dynamic states, small activity of daily living (ADL) movements, and car riding. Static states included sitting, lying, standing, and taking an elevator. Dynamic states included walking on level ground, walking on stairs, and walking on a ramp. Small activity of daily living movements included bathroom activities, working in the kitchen, and meal preparation. Following feature extraction from the sensor data, two decision trees were used to distinguish CoS and mobility activities. CoS identification subsequently triggered video recording for improved mobility context analysis during post-processing.
Date: 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20500
Supervisor: Lemaire, Edward
Baddour, Natalie
Faculty: Génie / Engineering
Degree: MASc

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