Recurrence quantification analysis (RQA) is used to differentiate and analyze the regular and irregular parts of a time-series signal using recurrence plots and quantification measures. This work presents RQA for human body movements during routine activities of daily life (ADL) using parameters recorded using a wearable sensor attached to the test subjects waist. The current research uses data from 8 subjects performing 5 different daily life activities, lying and stand, pick and stand, sitting and stand, step up and down, and walking. Simulating the RQA plots for activity and non-activity phases for squared vector magnitude parameter for each of the record we quantify the level of signal stability and disruption in terms of RQA analysis measures recurrence rate (RR), determinism (DET) and line entropy (ENT). The RQA parameters reveal a chaotic behavior in case of activity (RR=0.249, DET=0.510, ENT=0.732), and a stable or least chaotic behavior in case of non-activity (RR=0.466, DET=0.726, ENT=1.205) regions of time. Distinguishing values for RQA-based measures for different human body movements taking place during daily life activities might be used for human activity monitoring, fall detection for elderly and body movement modelling and analysis alaorithms.
Recurrence Analysis of Human Body Movements during Activities of Daily Living / Nasim, A.; Morettini, M.; Marcantoni, I.; Sbrollini, A.; Burattini, L.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2019), pp. 157-160. (Intervento presentato al convegno 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Technologies, ISCT 2019 tenutosi a ita nel 2019) [10.1109/ISCE.2019.8900986].