PCA Based Optimal ANN Classifiers for Human Activity Recognition Using Mobile Sensors Data

Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 50)


Mobile Phone used not to be matter of luxury only, it has become a significant need for rapidly evolving fast track world. This paper proposes a spatial context recognition system in which certain types of human physical activities using accelerometer and gyroscope data generated by a mobile device focuses on reducing processing time. The benchmark Human Activity Recognition dataset is considered for this work is acquired from UCI Machine Learning Repository, which is available in public domain. Our experiment shows that Principal Component Analysis used for dimensionality reduction brings 70 principal components from 561 features of raw data while maintaining the most discriminative information. Multi Layer Perceptron Classifier was tested on principal components. We found that the Multi Layer Perceptron reaches an overall accuracy of 96.17 % with 70 principal components compared to 98.11 % with 561 features reducing time taken to build a model from 658.53 s to 128.00 s.


Principal component analysis (PCA) Human activity recognition (HAR) Multi-layer perceptron (MLP) Smartphone Sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CSEAnuradha Engineering CollegeChikhliIndia
  2. 2.DMAT-Disha Technical CampusRaipurIndia
  3. 3.Department of CSS.G.B.A. UniversityAmravatiIndia

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