An Efficient Activity Recognition Framework: Toward Privacy-Sensitive Health Data Sensing

Samer Samarah, Mohammed Gh Al Zamil, Ahmed F. Aleroud, Majdi Rawashdeh, Mohammed F. Alhamid, Atif Alamri

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Recent advances in wireless sensor networks for ubiquitous health and activity monitoring systems have triggered the possibility of addressing human needs in smart environments through recognizing human real-time activities. While the nature of streams in such networks requires efficient recognition techniques, it is also subject to suspicious inference-based privacy attacks. In this paper, we propose a framework that efficiently recognizes human activities in smart homes based on spatiotemporal mining technique. In addition, we propose a technique to enhance the privacy of the collected human sensed activities using a modified version of micro-aggregation approach. An extensive validation of our framework has been performed on benchmark data sets yielding quite promising results in terms of accuracy and privacy-utility tradeoff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7886290
Pages (from-to)3848-3859
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Internet of Things
  • data mining
  • data privacy
  • healthcare
  • smart home

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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