Activity detection from electricity consumption and communication usage data for monitoring lonely deaths

Gyubaek Kim, Sanghyun Park

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As the number of single-person households grows worldwide, the need to monitor their safety is gradually increasing. Among several approaches developed previously, analyzing the daily lifelog data generated unwittingly, such as electricity consumption or communication usage, has been discussed. However, data analysis methods in the domain are currently based on anomaly detection. This presents accuracy issues and the challenge of securing service reliability. We propose a new analysis method that finds activities such as operation or movement from electricity consumption and communication usage data. This is evidence of safety. As a result, we demonstrate better performance through comparative verification. Ultimately, this study aims to contribute to a more reliable implementation of a service that enables monitoring of lonely deaths.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3016
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding: This work was supported by the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIT) (IITP-2017-0-00477, (SW starlab) Research and development of the high performance in-memory distributed DBMS based on flash memory storage in an IoT environment).

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© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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