Detection of Workplace Sedentary Behavior using Thermal Sensors

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Sedentary behavior has been linked to leading causes of morbidity and mortality, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Those who work in office workplaces are susceptible to higher levels of sedentary behavior during the working day. This paper introduces a novel approach to the detection of sedentary behavior through the use of a thermal sensor mounted on the ceiling above a busy workspace. This solution was found to more accurately record 7 out of 10 activity metrics in comparison to self-assessment, when compared to chair pressure sensor recordings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0220-4
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Oct 2016
Event2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 18 Oct 2016 → …


Conference2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
Period18/10/16 → …

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  • Monitoring
  • Heating
  • Employment
  • Measurement
  • Temperature sensors


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