Mathematical Criteria for a Priori Performance Estimation of Activities of Daily Living Recognition


Monitoring Activities of Daily Living (ADL) has become a major occupation to respond to the aging population and prevent frailty. To do this, the scientific community is using Machine Learning (ML) techniques to learn the lifestyle habits of people at home. The most-used formalism to represent the behaviour of the inhabitant is the Hidden Markov Model (HMM) or Probabilistic Finite Automata (PFA), where events streams are considered. A common decomposition to design ADL using a mathematical model is Activities–Actions–Events (AAE). In this paper, we propose mathematical criteria to evaluate a priori the performance of these instrumentations for the goals of ADL recognition. We also present a case study to illustrate the use of these criteria.

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Florentin Delaine
Florentin Delaine
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