Tracking the sedentary lifestyle using smartphone: A pilot study

Muhammad Fahim, Asad Masood Khattak, Francis Chow, Babar Shah

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7 Citations (Scopus)


Smartphone is most ubiquitous device and provides unique opportunity of continuous and automated tracking of sedentary lifestyle with the help of embedded sensors. In this paper, we present the evaluation of our pilot study results to track the sedentary lifestyle. The proposed model works well in real-time and inside the smartphone environment to process the sensory data. We compute the time and frequency domain features over the acceleration signals and classify the context with non-parametric nearest neighbor algorithm. To analyze the lifestyle patterns, information is transferred to the cloud server for archiving, further computation and its availability anywhere, anytime for visualization. It facilitates users to maintain and monitor their everyday lifestyle patterns and assists them to change their unhealthy sedentary behaviour identified by the proposed research. Furthermore, achieved results demonstrate the applicability of the proposed research in real-world scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology
Subtitle of host publication"Information and Communications for Safe and Secure Life!", ICACT 2016: Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9788996865063
Publication statusPublished - 03 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology, ICACT 2016 - Pyeongchang, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 31 Jan 201603 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT
ISSN (Print)1738-9445


Conference18th International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology, ICACT 2016
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Global IT Research Institute (GiRI).

Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • k-NN
  • Lifestyle
  • Sedentary behaviour
  • Smartphone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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