Distance Based Method for Outlier Detection of Body Sensor Networks

Haibin Zhang, Jiajia Liu, Cheng Zhao
2016 EAI Endorsed Transactions on Wireless Spectrum  
We propose a distance based method for the outlier detection of body sensor networks. Firstly, we use a Kernel Density Estimation (KDE) to calculate the probability of the distance to k nearest neighbors for diagnosed data. If the probability is less than a threshold, and the distance of this data to its left and right neighbors is greater than a pre-defined value, the diagnosed data is decided as an outlier. Further, we formalize a sliding window based method to improve the outlier detection
more » ... outlier detection performance. Finally, to estimate the KDE by training sensor readings with errors, we introduce a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) based method to estimate the most probable ground truth values which have the maximum probability to produce the training data. Simulation results show that the proposed method possesses a good detection accuracy with a low false alarm rate.
doi:10.4108/eai.19-1-2016.151000 fatcat:3s7uabeew5bkjfpthywufxmssa