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Statler College of Engineering and Mining Resources


Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering


Human age estimation is an important and difcult challenge. Diferent biomarkers and numerous approaches have been studied for biological age estimation, each with its advantages and limitations. In this work, we investigate whether physical activity can be exploited for biological age estimation for adult humans. We introduce an approach based on deep convolutional long short term memory (ConvLSTM) to predict biological age, using human physical activity as recorded by a wearable device. We also demonstrate fve deep biological age estimation models including the proposed approach and compare their performance on the NHANES physical activity dataset. Results on mortality hazard analysis using both the Cox proportional hazard model and Kaplan-Meier curves each show that the proposed method for estimating biological age outperforms other state-of-the-art approaches. This work has signifcant implications in combining wearable sensors and deep learning techniques for improved health monitoring, for instance, in a mobile health environment. Mobile health (mHealth) applications provide patients, caregivers, and administrators continuous information about a patient, even outside the hospital.

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Rahman, S. A., & Adjeroh, D. A. (2019). Deep Learning using Convolutional LSTM estimates Biological Age from Physical Activity. Scientific Reports, 9(1).


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