InECCE2019 pp 323-332 | Cite as

Design and Development of Wearable Human Activity Recognition for Healthcare Monitoring

  • Hamzah AhmadEmail author
  • Nurul Syafiqah Mohd
  • Nur Aqilah Othman
  • Mohd Mawardi Saari
  • Mohd Syakirin Ramli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 632)


This research deals with development of a wearable sensoring system for human activity recognition focusing on hand and leg assessments. The research attempts to sufficiently recognize the motion to provide physiotherapist about the patient condition in the remote area. The system is designed by applying Arduino as the main controller with the help of accelerometer to identify human movements and then classifying them into soft, medium and hard motions categories. From the research, data acquired from the assessment is then imported into Microsoft Excel by using Guino software to describe the human motions. The accelerometer sensors are placed as follows; the on the right hand for three positions which are on the wrist, on the elbow, and on the shoulder. Meanwhile on right leg for three position which is in tight, calf and ankle. Experimental results show that the proposed system is capable to provide reliable information to both patient and physiotherapist about the motions. The recognition for the activity is based on physiotherapist consultation which provides early descriptions of human various activities using hands and legs. The proposed system can be applied for rehabilitation and monitoring system to realize a home-based smart monitoring and assessment system.


Activity recognition Wearable system Accelerometer Hand and leg assessments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamzah Ahmad
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nurul Syafiqah Mohd
    • 1
  • Nur Aqilah Othman
    • 1
  • Mohd Mawardi Saari
    • 1
  • Mohd Syakirin Ramli
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia PahangPekanMalaysia

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