Volume 20 No 8 (2022)
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G Rama Rao, P Rajesh, K Raja Shekar, Divya Sri
The health-care gets huge stress in a pandemic or epidemic situation. Some diseases such as COVID-19 that causes a pandemic is highly spreadable from an infected person to others. Therefore, providing health services at home for noncritical infected patients with isolation shall assist to mitigate this kind of stress. In addition, this practice is also very useful for monitoring the health-related activities of elders who live at home. The home health monitoring, a continuous monitoring of a patient or elder at home using visual sensors is one such nonintrusive sub-area of health services at home. In this article, we propose a transfer learning-based edge computing method for home health monitoring. Specifically, a pre-trained convolutional neural network-based model can leverage edge devices with a small amount of ground-labeled data and fine-tuning method to train the model. Therefore, on-site computing of visual data captured by RGB, depth, or thermal sensor could be possible in an affordable way. As a result, raw data captured by these types of sensors is not required to be sent outside from home. Therefore, privacy, security, and bandwidth scarcity shall not be issues. Moreover, real-time computing for the above-mentioned purposes shall be possible in an economical way. Keywords—AI-enabled Health Monitoring, Ambient Intelligence, Computer Vision, COVID-19 Pandemic, Deep Learning, Edge Computing, Transfer Learning, Visual Sensors.
The health-care gets huge stress in a pandemic or epidemic situation.
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