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Application of low cost inertial sensors to human motion analysis

Bai, Lu and Pepper, Matthew G. and Yan, Yong and Spurgeon, Sarah K. and Sakel, Mohamed (2012) Application of low cost inertial sensors to human motion analysis. In: 2012 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings. IEEE, pp. 1280-1285. ISBN 978-1-4577-1773-4. E-ISBN 978-1-4577-1772-7. (doi:10.1109/I2MTC.2012.6229349) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this paper the feasibility of utilizing low cost inertial sensors for human motion analysis is presented. The Xsens MTx sensor is used as the standard for comparison with the Sony Move and the Nintendo Wii (Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus). Initial tests have been carried out by measuring upper limb range of motion and position tracking. Initial measurements utilizing kinematic modeling indicates that the MTx, whose static angle accuracy is 0.3°, can measure a movement of 10 cm with an error less than 0.05 cm. The low cost inertial sensors are capable of measuring the range of elbow flexion motion whose typical range is 150° with an error no greater than 1° and the Sony Move can track movement of 10 cm with an error less than 0.2 cm. In order to track position the system must include tri-axial accelerometers, rate gyros and magnetometers. This requirement is met by the Sony Move. The outcome is that Wii can be used for measuring upper limb range of motion and the Move for range of motion and position tracking based on the kinematic model.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/I2MTC.2012.6229349
Uncontrolled keywords: tracking; magnetic sensors; accelerometers; kinematics; magnetometers
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: P.S.P. Yapp
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 16:48 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 11:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35796 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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