Pattern Recognition for Activity Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Dr Geoff Merrett
Project Team: Marco Schiavo, Dr Cheryl Metcalf
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that can lead to pain and swelling in the legs, and in more serious cases, a pulmonary embolism. DVT can be caused by extended periods of inactivity, previous medical conditions (cancer or heart failure), or being overweight. During long periods of travel, such as long-haul flights, passengers can be placed at an increased risk of DVT occuring and therefore flight operators recommend frequent exercise practices during the flight. Currently however, there is no way of monitoring the frequency or alerting passengers of when these activities should be undertaken.
The objective of this project was to design an intertial measurement system capable of alerting when activiies should be undertaken, and monitoring the particular exercise.
The device developed during this project was capable of classifing between three different exercises and montoring the frequncy and accuracy of the exercise.