PerceptionNet: A Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Late Sensor Fusion

11/01/2018 ∙ by Panagiotis Kasnesis, et al. ∙ 8

Human Activity Recognition (HAR) based on motion sensors has drawn a lot of attention over the last few years, since perceiving the human status enables context-aware applications to adapt their services on users' needs. However, motion sensor fusion and feature extraction have not reached their full potentials, remaining still an open issue. In this paper, we introduce PerceptionNet, a deep Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) that applies a late 2D convolution to multimodal time-series sensor data, in order to extract automatically efficient features for HAR. We evaluate our approach on two public available HAR datasets to demonstrate that the proposed model fuses effectively multimodal sensors and improves the performance of HAR. In particular, PerceptionNet surpasses the performance of state-of-the-art HAR methods based on: (i) features extracted from humans, (ii) deep CNNs exploiting early fusion approaches, and (iii) Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM), by an average accuracy of more than 3

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