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Actiotracker: A Smart Pedometer for Monitoring and Analyzing Physical Activities of School Children
Gurwara D., Tyagi I., Sripriya A.K.,
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
With an alarming increase in obesity levels, even among children and adolescents, there is a need to take steps for increasing their motivation and overall physical activity levels. This paper proposes a way for concerned authorities in a school, to easily keep track of each student's physical activity during school hours and give feedback accordingly. The system uses a portable pedometer that includes a MPU6050 sensor module that uses an accelerometer and gyroscope to collect movement data from each student and stores it, via Wi-Fi communication on to the Thingspeak server. The system implements a k-NN algorithm that classifies the data for each student into activities of sitting, walking, running and cycling. The results of the analysis and feedback for each student are accessible through a web portal, hosted locally on a server located in the school premises. © 2018 IEEE.
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