Recognition of Arm & Elbow Exercises using Smartphone's Accelerometer

  • Tahir Javed, Muhammad Arshad Awan, Tahir Hussain


Human activity recognition using Smartphone’s sensors is a growing area now a day. This study is concerned with health monitoring and typically recognized arm and elbow exercise activities with the help of Smartphone’s accelerometer. The recognized arm and elbow exercises are: Bicep Curl, Active Pronator, Active Supinator, Assisted Biceps, Isometric Biceps and Isometric Triceps. The data were collected by placing Smartphone at two positions, i.e. “at wrist” and “in hand”, using supervised approach. Twenty (20) volunteers (ten male and ten female) were engaged for the experiment. Each participant performed these activities approximately 20 minutes and total dataset includes around 400 minutes time. Various algorithms based on literature were used for the recognition of defined activities. Results show that Smartphone’s accelerometer can be used for the recognition of arm & elbow exercises, which can further be extended for the application of stroke and injured patients. 

How to Cite
TAHIR HUSSAIN, Tahir Javed, Muhammad Arshad Awan,. Recognition of Arm & Elbow Exercises using Smartphone's Accelerometer. NFC IEFR Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research, [S.l.], v. 5, july 2017. ISSN 2521-0114. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 june 2018.