Citation request

The SHL Dataset is released in the public domain but credit must be given to the originators of the dataset by citing at least one of the following publications.

If you use the dataset, please cite at least:

[1] H. Gjoreski, M. Ciliberto, L. Wang, F. J. O. Morales, S. Mekki, S. Valentin, D. Roggen. “The University of Sussex-Huawei Locomotion and Transportation Dataset for Multimodal Analytics with Mobile Devices.” IEEE Access, 2018, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2858933

If you use the App, please cite at least:

[2] M. Ciliberto, F. J. OrdoƱez Morales, H. Gjoreski, D. Roggen, S.Mekki, S.Valentin. “High reliability Android application for multidevice multimodal mobile data acquisition and annotation.” In Proc. ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems. ACM, 2017.

Dataset naming

We referring to the dataset

  • Use at least once the complete name: “The University of Sussex-Huawei Locomotion and Transportation Dataset” or “The Sussex-Huawei Locomotion and Transportation Dataset“. You may introduce the acronym of the dataset as well: “The University of Sussex-Huawei Locomotion-Transportation (SHL) Dataset“.
  • Subsequently, you may refer to the dataset with its acronym: “The SHL Dataset“.

Dataset documentation

SHL Dataset – Preview

This preview dataset comprises a part of the complete dataset. It includes:

  • Data from all three users and all four phone locations
  • Three recording-days per user
  • 59 hours of annotated recordings, corresponding to 227 hours of data for the 4 phone locations
  • All sensor modalities, except for audio
Trajectories covered by the users in the SHL Preview dataset
Distributions of the activities in the SHL Preview dataset

Release history

  • Version 1 (3 November 2017): initial release


Due to size, the download is split in 3 parts. Part 1 contains the data of user 1 and Matlab demonstration scripts. Part 2 and 3 contain the data of user 2 and 3 respectively.

Version 1 as zip: Part 1 (2.7GB), Part 2 (2.3GB), Part 3 (2.1GB)

Version 1 as tarball (tar.gz): Part 1 (3.7GB), Part2 (3.2GB), Part 3 (2.9GB)


  • Please use 7zip to extract the ZIP files.
  • A solution to the VideoReader error in MATLAB under Linux can be found here