Using a Spoken Diary and Heart Rate Monitor in Modeling Human Exposure to Airborne Pollutants for EPA’S Consolidated Human Activity Database

  • Curry I. Guinn
  • Daniel J. Rayburn Reeves
Conference paper


In this paper, we describe technology used to collect fine-grained data of individual daily human activity including information related to time, exertion, specific activity, and location. This data uses the Consolidated Human Activity Database developed by the EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory and is used to build models of human exposure to airborne pollutants. This paper will look specifically at subject compliance and quality in a small pilot study and the automatic classification of activity and location based on a spoken language diary collected from a digital recorder.


Diary Entry Heart Rate Monitor Location Code Heart Rate Data Airborne Pollutant 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



This work has been funded by the Environmental Protection Agency under contract 68-D-99-012 and as a subcontract to RTI International.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Curry I. Guinn
    • 1
  • Daniel J. Rayburn Reeves
  1. 1.University of North Carolina WilmingtonUSA

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