Detection of fidgeting activities is a field which has not been much explored as of now. Studies have shown that fidgeting has a beneficial impact on people’s healthiness as it burns a significant amount of energy. Indeed, people doing a light physical activity like walking, household activities or fidgeting could add up to several hundred of calories burnt per day, which has an impact on human well-being. This study used the algorithm of our inertial sensor Physilog® to detect whether a subject is fidgeting which is of great interest as it allows to further assess the impact of fidgeting on energy consumption and could even be used to encourage fidgeting.
Keywords: Fidgeting detection, Decision tree, Boosting, Accelerometers, Footwear Wearable, Machine learning