Wearable Long-term Social Sensing for Mental Wellbeing

Jiang, Long, Gao, Bin, Gu, Jun, Chen, Yuanpeng, Gao, Zhao, Ma, Xiaole, Kendrick, Keith and Woo, Wai Lok (2018) Wearable Long-term Social Sensing for Mental Wellbeing. IEEE Sensors Journal. ISSN 1530-437X (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2018.2877427

Abstract

Long-term wellbeing monitoring is an underlying theme in many local and national policies and procedures outlined by governments and health care services. Natural, efficacious, and trustworthy monitoring by using wearable sensors is necessary for researchers to find and establish the interrelationships of Affective Computing (AC), Body Sensor Networks (BSNs), Social Signal Processing (SSP) and Physical Mental Health (PMH). Specially, Giancarlo Fortino, et al. have an outstanding contribution for applying BSNs on health monitoring. This paper investigated how technology can help to objectively monitor an individual’s wellbeing in a naturalistic environment. For this purpose, we designed and implemented a wearable device with the integration of multi-sensors which consist of audio sensing, behavior monitoring, environment and physiological sensing. In order to avoid privacy issues, four audio-wellbeing features are embedded into a wearable hardware platform to automatically evaluate speech information without preserving raw audio data. In addition, four weeks of long-term monitoring experiment studies have been conducted in conjunction with a series of wellbeing questionnaires in a group of students. The relationships between physical and mental health were investigated objectively by utilizing data from speech, behavioral activities and ambient factors in a completely natural daily situation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomedical monitoring, Monitoring, Wearable sensors, Feature extraction, Temperature sensors, Temperature measurement
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 11:14
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 11:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38524

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