Pedometer Evaluation Project
Pedometers have become ubiquitous devices for helping motivate people
to be more active by counting their daily steps.
However, pedometer accuracy varies widely depending on the body
position at which it is worn, the signal processing algorithm used
to count steps, and individual differences in human gait.
This project recorded a large data set of raw accelerometer data and
marked the time occurrences of all steps so that pedometer algorithms
could be evaluated objectively against a gold standard.
The below image shows raw (x,y,z) accelerometer data for 3 different
devices worn on the wrist, hip and ankle (top to bottom), along with
a screenshot of the synchronized video recording.
Click the image to watch a video snippet.
|Method used to record data and ground truth
||Example data (click to watch video snippet)
A group of 30 subjects were recorded walking a cumulative total of over
60,000 steps, including portions in a regular gait (walking a path),
semi-regular gait (walking around a building), and irregular gait
(walking around a room).
The entire data set and ground truth can be downloaded
Papers about this project:
R. Mattfeld, E. Jesch and A. Hoover,
"A new dataset for evaluating pedometer performance",
in the proc. of 2017 IEEE International Conference on
Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Kansas City, MO, pp. 865-869, 2017.
"Evaluation of Pedometer Performance Across Multiple Gait Types
Using Video for Ground Truth",
PhD dissertation, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,
Clemson University, 2018.
Pedometer Evaluation Page / Clemson / firstname.lastname@example.org