Behavioural pattern identification and prediction in intelligent environments

Mahmoud, S., Lotfi, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-5139-6565 and Langensiepen, C., 2013. Behavioural pattern identification and prediction in intelligent environments. Applied Soft Computing, 13 (4), pp. 1813-1822. ISSN 1568-4946


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In this paper, the application of soft computing techniques in prediction of an occupant's behaviour in an inhabited intelligent environment is addressed. In this research, daily activities of elderly people who live in their own homes suffering from dementia are studied. Occupancy sensors are used to extract the movement patterns of the occupant. The occupancy data is then converted into temporal sequences of activities which are eventually used to predict the occupant behaviour. To build the prediction model, different dynamic recurrent neural networks are investigated. Recurrent neural networks have shown a great ability in finding the temporal relationships of input patterns. The experimental results show that non-linear autoregressive network with exogenous inputs model correctly extracts the long term prediction patterns of the occupant and outperformed the Elman network. The results presented here are validated using data generated from a simulator and real environments.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Applied Soft Computing
Creators: Mahmoud, S., Lotfi, A. and Langensiepen, C.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2013
Volume: 13
Number: 4
ISSN: 1568-4946
Rights: Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:52

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