The deployment of a non-intrusive alternative to sleep/wake wrist actigraphy in a home-based study of the elderly

Lorcan Walsh*, Seán McLoone, Julie Behan, Terry Dishongh

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Abstract

This paper reports on experimental trials with an Under Mattress Bed Sensor (UMBS), an easily déployable, non-contact, low cost alternative to the actigraphy watch for sleep monitoring. Results from a home-based study of elderly subjects confirm accurate temporal resolution of activity monitoring in bed. UMBS activity classification thresholds were determined by maximizing Matthew's Correlation Coefficient between the activity data captured using an actigraphy watch and the proposed sensor. Preliminary results on a healthy young subject showed very high agreement rates justifying its use as a replacement for wrist actigraphy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
Pages1687-1690
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 20 Aug 200825 Aug 2008

Conference

Conference30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period20/08/200825/08/2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Walsh, L., McLoone, S., Behan, J., & Dishongh, T. (2008). The deployment of a non-intrusive alternative to sleep/wake wrist actigraphy in a home-based study of the elderly. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 (pp. 1687-1690). [4649500]