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Research

Human activity is considered to be one of the most important ingredients of context awareness and ubiquitous computing. During my PhD I focused mainly on the recognition complex activities based on wearable sensors. By spotting isolated gesture-alike events in a continuous data stream, probabilistic temporal models are used to compose such events into higher level activities such as daily routines, or multi-step construction tasks.
"We are what we repeatly do."
(Aristotle, 384-322 BC)

Dissertation

Recognizing Complex Human Activity
Based on Activity Spotting

Ulf Blanke

Prof. Stefan Roth, Ph. D (examiner)
Prof. Dr.-Ing Hans Gellersen (co-examiner)
Prof. Dr. Bernt Schiele (co-examiner)

Dissertation (defended 12/2010)

On Request On Request

Peer reviewed publications

2016hr

Travel Medicine and mHealth Technology: a Study using Smartphones to Collect Health Data During Travel

Andrea Farnham and Ulf Blanke and Emily Stone and Milo Puhan and Christoph Hatz

Journal of Travel Medicine, 2016



A wearable sensing system for timing analysis in tennis

B{\"{u}}the, Lars and Blanke, Ulf and Capkevics, Haralds and Tröster, Gerhard

Proceedings of the 13th Annual Body Sensor Networks Conference, 2016, San Francisco



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The Role of Wrist-Mounted Inertial Sensors in Detecting Gait Freeze Episodes in Parkinson's Disease

Mazilu, Sinziana and Blanke, Ulf and Calatroni, Alberto and Gazit, Eran and Hausdorff, Jeffrey M and Tröster, Gerhard

Pervasive and Mobile Computing (in press), 2016



Mazilu2016aa bib
2015hr

Crowd Management

Ulf Blanke

Punktum Verbandszeitschrift für Angewandte Psychologie, 2015



blanke_crowd2015 bib

An exploratory study using mHealth technology to describe health risks to travelers

Andrea Farnham and Emily Stone and Ulf Blanke and Milo Puhan and Christoph Hatz

Tropical Medicine and International HealthTropical Medicine & International Health, 2015



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Introduction to the Special Issue on Activity Recognition for Interaction

Andreas Bulling and Ulf Blanke and Desney Tan and Jun Rekimoto and Gregory Abowd

ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems: Special Issue, 2015



blanke_tiis_2015 bib

Smart crowds in smart cities: real life, city scale deployments of a smartphone based participatory crowd management platform

Franke, Tobias and Lukowicz, Paul and Blanke, Ulf

Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 2015



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A Wearable Assistant for Gait Training for Parkinson's Patients with Freezing of Gait in Out-of-the-Lab Environments

Mazilu, Sinziana and Blanke, Ulf and Dorfman, Moran and Gazit, Eran and Mirelman, Anat and Hausdorff, Jeffrey M and Tröster, Gerhard

ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 2015



tiis2015 bib

Gait, Wrist and Sensors: Detecting Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease from Wrist Movement

Mazilu, Sinziana and Blanke, Ulf and Tröster, Gerhard

Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops (PerCom Workshops), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, 2015



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Naturalistic Recognition of Activities and Mood Using Wearable Electronics

Zhu, Zack and Satiz{\'{a}}bal, H{\'{e}}ctor F. and Blanke, Ulf and Perez-Uribe, Andres and Tröster, Gerhard

IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing [In Press], 2015



zhu_affective_2015 bib

Recognizing Composite Daily Activities from Crowd-Labelled Social Media Data

Zhu, Zack and Blanke, Ulf and Tröster, Gerhard

Pervasive and Mobile Computing [In Press], 2015



zhu_pmc_2015 bib

Saving Human Lives: What Complexity Science and Information Systems can Contribute

Helbing, Dirk and Brockmann, Dirk and Chadefaux, Thomas and Donnay, Karsten and Blanke, Ulf and Woolley-Meza, Olivia and Moussaid, Mehdi and Johansson, Anders and Krause, Jens and Schutte, Sebastian and Perc, Matja{\v{z}}

Journal of Statistical Physics, 2015



Helbing2015 bib
2014hr

Fusing On-Body Sensing with Local and Temporal Cues for Daily Activity Recognition

Zhu, Zack and Blanke, Ulf and Calatroni, Alberto and Brdiczka, Oliver and Tröster, Gerhard

International Conference on Body Area Networks (Bodynets), 2014, London, United Kingdom



zhu_bodynets2014 bib

Crowdsourced Pedestrian Map Construction for Short-Term City-Scale Events

Blanke, Ulf and Guldener, Robin and Feese, Sebastian and Tröster, Gerhard

The 1st International Conference on IoT in Urban Space, 2014



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Inferring Travel Purpose from Crowd-Augmented Human Mobility Data

Zhu, Zack and Blanke, Ulf and Tröster, Gerhard

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on IoT in Urban Space [Best Paper Nominee], 2014, Rome, Italy



zhu2014urbiot bib

{P}articipatory bluetooth scans serving as urban crowd probes

Weppner, Jens and Lukowicz, Paul and Blanke, Ulf and Tröster, Gerhard

IEEE sensors journal, 2014



Wppnr2014 bib

Capturing crowd dynamics at large scale events using participatory GPS-localization

Ulf Blanke and Tobias Franke and Gerhard Tröster and Paul Lukowicz

The 2014 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, 2014



blanke-issnip2014 bib

GaitAssist: A Daily-Life Support and Training System for Parkinson's Disease Patients with Freezing of Gait

Mazilu, Sinziana and Blanke, Ulf and Hardegger, Michael and Tröster, Gerhard and Gazit, Eran and Hausdorff, Jeffrey M

Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2014



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GaitAssist: A Wearable Assistant for Gait Training and Rehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease

Mazilu, Sinziana and Hardegger, Michael and Blanke, Ulf and Tröster, Gerhard and Gazit, Eran and Dorfman, Moran and Hausdorff, Jeffrey M

Pervasive Computing and Communications, 2014 IEEE International Conference on [Best Demo Award], 2014



percom14 bib

The telepathic phone: Frictionless activity recognition from wifi-rssi

Sigg, Stephan and Blanke, Ulf and Tröster, Gerhard

Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, 2014



sigg2014telepathic bib

A Tutorial on Human Activity Recognition Using Body-worn Inertial Sensors

Bulling, Andreas and Blanke, Ulf and Schiele, Bernt

ACM Computing Surveys, 2014



bulling13_csur bib
2013hr

Crowd-Monitoring am Züri Fäscht

Ulf Blanke and Martin Wirz and Gerhard Tröster

Eletrosuisse, 2013



blanke2013crowd bib

Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services

Gerard Memmi and Ulf Blanke

, 2013



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Human Activity Recognition Using Social Media Data [Best Paper Award]

Zhu, Zack and Blanke, Ulf and Calatroni, Alberto and Tröster, Gerhard

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, 2013, Lule{\aa}, Sweden



ZHU_MUM_2013 bib

Towards Scalable Activity Recognition: Adapting Zero-effort Crowdsourced Acoustic Models

Nguyen-Dinh, Long-Van and Blanke, Ulf and Tröster, Gerhard

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, 2013, Lule\å, Sweden



blanke2013mum bib

Low-Power Ambient Sensing in Smartphones for Continuous Semantic Localization

Mazilu, S{\^\i}nziana and Blanke, Ulf and Calatroni, Alberto and Tröster, Gerhard

Ambient Intelligence, 2013



Mazilu2013aa bib

Combining Crowd-generated Media and Personal Data: Semi-supervised Learning for Context Recognition

Nguyen-Dinh, Long-Van and Rossi, Mirco and Blanke, Ulf and Tröster, Gerhard

Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Personal Data Meets Distributed Multimedia, 2013, Barcelona, Spain



Nguyen-Dinh2013 bib

Prior Knowledge of Human Activities from Social Data

Zhu, Zack and Blanke, Ulf and Calatroni, Alberto and Tröster, Gerhard

Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland



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Engineers Meet Clinicians: Augmenting Parkinson's Disease Patients to Gather Information for Gait Rehabilitation

Mazilu, Sinziana and Blanke, Ulf and Roggen, Daniel and Tröster, Gerhard and Gazit, Eran and Hausdorff, Jeffrey M.

Proceedings of the 4th Augmented Human International Conference, 2013, Stuttgart, Germany



blanke2013ah bib

User independent, multi-modal spotting of subtle arm actions with minimal training data

Bauer, G. and Blanke, U. and Lukowicz, P. and Schiele, B.

Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, 2013



blanke2013percom bib
2011hr

I spy with my little eye: Learning Optimal Filters for Cross-Modal Stereo under Projected Patterns

Wei-Chen Chiu and Blanke, Ulf and Mario Fritz

1st IEEE Workshop on Consumer Depth Cameras for Computer Vision in conjuction with ICCV, 2011



blanke2011iccv bib

Improving the Kinect by Cross-Modal Stereo.

Chiu, Walon and Blanke, Ulf and Mario Fritz

22nd British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2011



blanke2011bmvc bib

South by South-East or sitting at the desk. Can orientation be a place?

Blanke, Ulf and Rehner, Robert and Schiele, Bernt

15th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC{\textquoteright}11), 2011



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2010hr

Recognizing Complex Human Activity Based on Activity Spotting

Blanke, Ulf

Technische Universitat Darmstadt, 2010



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Remember and Transfer what you have Learned - Recognizing Composite Activities based on Activity Spotting

Blanke, Ulf and Schiele, Bernt

Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC{\textquoteright}10), 2010



blanke2010iswc_remember bib blanke2010iswc_remember

Characterizing Sleeping Trends from Postures

Borazio, Marko and Blanke, Ulf and Van Laerhoven, Kristof

Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC{\textquoteright}10), 2010



blanke2010iswc_sleep bib

Towards human motion capturing using gyroscopeless orientation estimation.

Blanke, Ulf and Schiele, Bernt

ISWC, 2010



blanke2010_iswc1 bib blanke2010_iswc1

Standing on the Shoulders of Other Researchers - A Position Statement

Blanke, Ulf and Larlus, Diane and Van Laerhoven, Kristof and Schiele, Bernt

Proc. of the Workshop "How to do good activity recognition research? Experimental methodologies, evaluation metrics, and reproducibility issues" (Pervasive 2010), 2010



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All for one or one for all? {\textendash} Combining Heterogeneous Features for Activity Spotting

Blanke, Ulf and Schiele, Bernt and Matthias Kreil and Lukowicz, Paul and Bernard Sick and Thiemo Gruber

7th IEEE PerCom Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea), 2010



blanke2010_percom bib blanke2010_percom
2009hr

An Analysis of Sensor-Oriented vs. Model-Based Activity Recognition

Zinnen, Andreas and Blanke, Ulf and Schiele, Bernt

ISWC, 2009



blanke2009iswc bib

Daily Routine Recognition through Activity Spotting

Blanke, Ulf and Schiele, Bernt

The 4th International Symposium on Location and Context Awareness, 2009



blanke2009_loca bib
2008hr

Sensing Location in the Pocket.

Blanke, Ulf and Schiele, Bernt

, 2008



blanke2008_ubicomp bib blanke2008_ubicomp
2007hr

Scalable recognition of daily activities with wearable sensors

Hu{\`y}nh, T{\^a}m and Blanke, Ulf and Schiele, Bernt

International Symposium on Location-and Context-Awareness, 2007



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