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A paper titled “Predicting future sedentary behaviour using wearable and mobile devices“ has recently been published in Information Processing & Management. The summary of the paper and citation details are re-posted below. The full publication can be found here.
Sedentarism is a common problem that can affect human health and wellbeing. Predicting sedentary behaviour is an emerging area that can benefit from data collected from sensors available in ubiquitous devices, such as wearables and smartphones. In this paper, we present an approach aiming at predicting the sedentary behaviour of a user from data collected from sensors installed in wearable/mobile devices. We compare personal and impersonal models using a real-life dataset consisting of sensing data of 48 users during 10 weeks. We found that impersonal models using Deep Neural Networks were able to accurately predict the subject’s future sedentary behaviour.