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Title: A Smart Chair Sitting Posture Recognition System using Flex Sensors and FPGA Implemented Artificial Neural Network
Sitting is the most common status of modern human beings. Some sitting postures may bring health issues. To prevent the harm from bad sitting postures, a local sitting posture recognition system is desired with low power consumption and low computing overhead. The system should also provide good user experience with accuracy and privacy. This paper reports a novel posture recognition system on an office chair that can categorize seven different health-related sitting postures. The system uses six flex sensors, an Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) board and a Machine Learning algorithm of a two-layer Artificial Neural Network (ANN) implemented on a Spartan-6 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The system achieves 97.78% accuracy with a floating-point evaluation and 97.43% accuracy with the 9-bit fixed-point implementation. The ADC control logic and the ANN are constructed with a maximum propagation delay of 8.714 ns. The dynamic power consumption is 7.35 mW when the sampling rate is 5 Sample/second with the clock frequency of 5 MHz.  more » « less
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