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Exploring human activity annotation using a privacy preserving 3D Model

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posted on 2023-06-09, 02:05 authored by Mathias Ciliberto, Francisco Javier Ordonez Morales, Daniel RoggenDaniel Roggen
Annotating activity recognition datasets is a very time consuming process. Using lay annotators (e.g. using crowdsourcing) has been suggested to speed this up. However, this requires to preserve privacy of users and may preclude relying on video for annotation. We investigate to which extent using a 3D human model animated from the data of inertial sensors placed on the limbs allows for annotation of human activities. The animated model is shown to 6 people in a suite of tests in order to understand the accuracy of the labelling. We present the model and the dataset, then we present the experiments including the number of activities. We present 3 experiments where we investigate the use of a 3D model for i) activity segmentation, ii) for "openended" annotation where users freely describe the activity they see on screen, and iii) traditional annotation, where users pick one activity among a pre-defined list of activities. In the latter case, results show that users recognise with 56% accuracy when picking from 11 possible activities.


Lifelearn: Unbounded activity and context awareness; G1786; EPSRC-ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL; EP/N007816/1


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HASCA Workshop at Ubicomp

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Heidelberg, Germany

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12-16 September 2016

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