21st EANN 2020, 5 -7 June 2020, Greece

Evaluating the Transferability of Personalised Exercise Recognition Models

Anjana Wijekoon, Nirmalie Wiratunga


  Exercise Recognition (ExR) is relevant in many high impact domains, from healthcare to recreational activities to sports sciences. Like Human Activity Recognition (HAR), ExR faces many challenges when deployed in the real-world. For instance, typical lab performances of Machine Learning~(ML) models, are hard to replicate, due to differences in personal nuances, traits and ambulatory rhythms. Thus effective transferability of a trained ExR model, depends on its ability to adapt and personalise to a new user or a user group. This calls for new experimental design strategies that are person-aware, and able to organise train and test data differently from standard ML practice. Specifically, we look at person-agnostic and person-aware methods of train-test data creation, and compare them to identify best practices on a comparative study of personalised ExR model transfer. Our findings show that ExR when compared to results with other HAR tasks, to be a far more challenging personalisation problem and also confirms the utility of metric learning algorithms for personalised model transfer.  

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