Posture sensing using a low-cost temperature sensor array
Posture identification is an example of one of many physiological characteristics that can be used to determine a variety of health parameters. Pressure mats and camera analysis are common methodologies to determine posture of a subject in a chair. In this paper, we show results of a laboratory study of how we can determine posture of a subject using various arrays of multiple low-cost temperature sensors per section or characteristic to be determined. This can be a standalone occupancy and posture system, or can be fused with data from other technologies to validate data from pressure or visual-based systems. The system was tested with different types of furniture such as various styles of chairs, armrests, cushions, and beds.
|Keywords||IoT, low cost, posture, pressure, sensors, smart environment, temperature sensor, unobtrusive sensors|
|Conference||12th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2017|
Russell, L. (Luke), Goubran, R, & Kwamena, F. (Felix). (2017). Posture sensing using a low-cost temperature sensor array. In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 443–447). doi:10.1109/MeMeA.2017.7985917