Edward Sazonov, Vidya Krishnamurthy, Oleksandr Makeyev, Ray Browning, James Hill, Yves Schutz, in Proc. 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2007, Lyon, France, August 23-26, 2007, pp. 4993-4996.
A significant part of daily energy expenditure may be attributed to non-exercise activity thermogenesis and exercise activity thermogenesis. Automatic recognition of postural allocations such as standing or sitting can be used in behavioral modification programs aimed at minimizing static postures. In this paper we propose a shoe-based device and related pattern recognition methodology for recognition of postural allocations. Inexpensive technology allows implementation of this methodology as a part of footwear. The experimental results suggest high efficiency and reliability of the proposed approach.