Data Mining and Fusion Framework for In-Home Monitoring Applications

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Sensor Data Fusion (SDT) algorithms and models have been widely used in diverse applications. One of the main challenges of SDT includes how to deal with heterogeneous and complex datasets with different formats. The present work utilised both homogenous and heterogeneous datasets to propose a novel SDT framework. It compares data mining-based fusion software packages such as RapidMiner Studio, Anaconda, Weka, and Orange, and proposes a data fusion framework suitable for in-home applications. A total of 574 privacy-friendly (binary) images and 1722 datasets gleaned from thermal and Radar sensing solutions, respectively, were fused using the software packages on instances of homogeneous and heterogeneous data aggregation. Experimental results indicated that the proposed fusion framework achieved an average Classification Accuracy of 84.7% and 95.7% on homogeneous and heterogeneous datasets, respectively, with the help of data mining and machine learning models such as Naïve Bayes, Decision Tree, Neural Network, Random Forest, Stochastic Gradient Descent, Support Vector Machine, and CN2 Induction. Further evaluation of the Sensor Data Fusion framework based on cross-validation of features indicated average values of 94.4% for Classification Accuracy, 95.7% for Precision, and 96.4% for Recall. The novelty of the proposed framework includes cost and timesaving advantages for data labelling and preparation, and feature extraction.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8661
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
Issue number21
Early online date24 Oct 2023
Publication statusPublished online - 24 Oct 2023


  • sensing solution
  • thermal sensor
  • Radar sensor
  • sensor fusion
  • data mining
  • in-home
  • machine learning


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