Waistonbelt 2: A belt-type wearable device for monitoring abdominal circumference, posture and activity

Yuki Matsuda, Takashi Hasegaway, Ismail Arai, Yutaka Arakawa, Keiichi Yasumoto

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a health support system «WaistonBelt 2,» which consists of a belt-type wearable device and a smartphone application. Our system aims to support users to obesity (the metabolic syndrome) that may lead to various adult diseases such as arteriosclerosis, heart disease or stroke. Our proposed device can automatically measure a circumference on the belt position when a user wears it by a rotary encoder, and monitor a tension of belt for recognizing posture and overeating. The measured data is transmitted to our application via Bluetooth. Stored values are visualized by graphs, and advices are given through the avatar based on the analyzed data. Through evaluation experiments, we confirmed that our proposed device achieves highly accurate measurement of the circumference on the belt position (average absolute error is 0.73 cm). We also confirmed that it is possible to realize a recognition system of posture and eating action using belt pressure sensing system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 9th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9784907626303
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2016 - Kaiserslautern, Germany
Duration: Oct 4 2016Oct 6 2016

Publication series

Name2016 9th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2016

Other

Other9th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2016
CountryGermany
CityKaiserslautern
Period10/4/1610/6/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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