PlaceLab Couple 1 (Dataset PLCouple1)

Please read the PlaceLab Data overview document before continuing.

Overview of the PLCouple1 Dataset

This is about one month of all non-identifying data from a 2.5 month stay in the PlaceLab of a couple. We cannot provide audio and video because it could reveal the identity of the participants.

Sensors included are all the standard PlaceLab wired sensors, described here:

S. S. Intille, K. Larson, E. Munguia Tapia, J. Beaudin, P. Kaushik, J. Nawyn, and R. Rockinson, "Using a live-in laboratory for ubiquitous computing research," in Proceedings of PERVASIVE 2006, vol. LNCS 3968, K. P. Fishkin, B. Schiele, P. Nixon, and A. Quigley, Eds. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2006, pp. 349-365.
[Abstract] [PDF]

The mobile stick-on object usage and accelerometer-based sensors are called MITes and are described in this publication:

E. Munguia Tapia, S. S. Intille, L. Lopez, and K. Larson, "The design of a portable kit of wireless sensors for naturalistic data collection," in Proceedings of PERVASIVE 2006, vol. LNCS 3968, K. P. Fishkin, B. Schiele, P. Nixon, and A. Quigley, Eds. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2006, pp. 117-134.
[Abstract] [PDF]

The infrared MITes were developed as part of this work at MERL:

C. R. Wren and E. Munguia-Tapia, "Toward Scalable Activity Recognition for Sensor Networks," in Proceedings of The Second International Workshop in Location and Context-Awareness (LoCA '06), vol. 3987 / 2006, M. Hazas, J. Krumm, and T. Strang, Eds. Dublin, Ireland: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2006, pp. 168-185.
[Abstract] [PDF]

RFID tagging is provided using the Intel RFID glove, described in this publication:

Philipose, M., Smith, J.R., Jiang, B., Mamishev, A., Roy, S., Sundara-Rajan, K., "Battery-free wireless identification and sensing." IEEE Pervasive Computing 4(1), 37–45 (2005)

About 100 hours of the data are annotated. The annotation was done using custom annotation software called Handlense [Overview of HandLense and executable]. Only the activity of the male subject was annotated. This paper has details about how the 100 hours of annotation was done:

Directory Structure

The data can be found here: http://mhealth.ccs.neu.edu/datasets/PLCouple1/. Look at the README

Other Helpful Information

See a short FAQ and an example java file to decode the data format.

Acknowledgements:

The collection of this particular dataset was funded by Microsoft Research and the MIT House_n Consortium.

Disclaimer:



At this time we do not have funding explicitly for providing these datasets as a community resource. We do it by scraping by and volunteering effort. Therefore, the support we can offer is quite limited. We hope at some time in the future to obtain funding that might permit better documentation, support, etc.