SWIPE: Monitoring Human Dynamics using Smart Devices

SWIPE is a platform for sensing, recording and processing human dynamics using smart devices. The idea behind this type of system, which exists for the most part on smartphones, is to consider new metrics from wearables — in our case smartwatches. These new devices, used in parallel with traditional smartphones, provide clear indicators of the activities and movements performed by the users who wear them. They can also sense environmental data and interactions. The SWIPE architecture is structured around two main elements, namely (1) an Android application deployed directly on the devices, allowing them to synchronize and collect data; and (2) a server for storing and processing the data. SWIPE is freely distributed under a MIT license.

Contact: Sébastien Faye



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Main publications:

  • S. Faye and T. Engel, “Understanding User Daily Mobility Using Mobile and Wearable Sensing Systems,” in International Conference on Information and Communications Technology Convergence 2016 (ICTC 2016), Jeju Island, Korea, 2016.
  • S. Faye, R. Frank, and T. Engel, “Adaptive Activity and Context Recognition using Multimodal Sensors in Smart Devices,” in The 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE’15), Berlin, Germany, 2015.