A Survey on Wearable Systems for Human Activity and Biological Sign Monitoring

PhD Qualifying Examination

Title: "A Survey on Wearable Systems for Human Activity and Biological
Sign Monitoring"


Mr. Huangxun CHEN


The rapid growth of wearable market imperceptibly facilitates and 
encourages people to pay more attention on fitness, and gradually accept 
an new concept, Quantified Self, which is self-knowledge through 
self-tracking with technology. With the help of wearables, it is much 
cheaper, convenient and seamless to acquire data on different aspects of a 
person’s daily life, such as inputs (food consumed, quality of surrounding 
air), states (heart rate, blood oxygen levels), and physical or mental 

Seamless, objective and accurate data acquisition are expected to lower 
the user overhead on self-tracking, help early detection of disease and 
benefit people’s health in the long term. Compared with another successful 
product, smartphone, wearables naturally have close physical contact with 
human body, thus, unsurprisingly have much more potential on human 
activity and biological sign monitoring, well-known as its killer 
application. In recent years, the research community have made great 
efforts on exploring the capability of wearables and have generated 
considerable promising results.

In this survey, we will first give an overview of the related research on 
activity and biological sign monitoring in the past few years, categorized 
by their working principles and applications respectively. Then we 
introduce one piece of our work, a wearable-based fine-grained driver hand 
position detection system. Finally, we summarize our survey and discuss 
future directions for wearable system on human activity and biological 
sign monitoring.

Date:			Friday, 13 January 2017

Time:                   2:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue:                  Room 4472
                         Lifts 25/26

Committee Members:	Prof. Qian Zhang (Supervisor)
  			Dr. Kai Chen (Chairperson)
  			Prof. Gary Chan
  			Dr. Xiaojuan Ma

**** ALL are Welcome ****