Evaluation Metrics for Continuous Human Activity Classification Using Distributed Radar Networks

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Continuous Human Activity Recognition (HAR) in arbitrary directions is investigated using 5 spatially distributed pulsed Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radars. Such activities performed in arbitrary and unconstrained trajectories render a more natural occurrence of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) to be recognized. An innovative signal level fusion method was applied on the Range-Time (RT) maps, and deep learning classification via Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) with and without bidi-rectionality was used on the computed micro-Doppler (μD) spectrogram. To assess classification performances, novel evaluation metrics accounting for the continuous nature of the sequence of activities and for imbalances in the dataset are proposed and compared with existing metrics. It is shown that conventional accuracy evaluation is too coarse, and that the proposed metrics need to be considered for a more comprehensive evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf22) Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5368-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-5369-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Radar Conference
- New York City, United States
Duration: 21 Mar 202225 Mar 2022


Conference2022 IEEE Radar Conference
Abbreviated titleRadarConf22
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York City

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  • Micro-Doppler Classification
  • Distributed Radar
  • LSTM
  • Human Activity Recognition


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