Useful Research Tools for Human Behaviour Understanding in the Context of Ambient Assisted Living

  • Pau Climent-PérezEmail author
  • Alexandros Andre Chaaraoui
  • Francisco Flórez-Revuelta
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 153)


When novice researchers in the fields of Computer Vision and Human Behaviour Analysis/Understanding (HBA/HBU) initiate new projects applied to Ambient-Assisted Living (AAL) scenarios, a lack of specific, publicly available frameworks, tools and datasets is perceived. This work is an attempt to fill that particular gap, by presenting different field-related datasets—or benchmarks—, according to a taxonomy (which is also presented), and taking into account their availability as well as their relevance. Furthermore, it reviews and puts together a series of tools—either frameworks or pieces of software—that are at hand (although dispersed), which can ease the task. To end with the work, some conclusions are drawn about the reviewed tools, putting special emphasis in their generality and reliability.


Action Recognition Smart Home Ambient Assisted Living Wide Angle Camera Novice Researcher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pau Climent-Pérez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexandros Andre Chaaraoui
    • 1
  • Francisco Flórez-Revuelta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing TechnologyUniversity of AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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