Automatic Identification and Localization of Inertial Sensors on the Human Body

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    Human motion capture is used for many purposes like sports training and rehabilitation. In the last few years, inertial sensors (accelerometers and gyroscopes) in combination with magnetic sensors was proven to be a suitable ambulatory alternative to traditional human motion tracking systems based on optical position measurements, which are restricted to a bounded area. While accurate full 6 degrees of freedom information is available, these inertial sensor systems still have some drawbacks [1, 2]. All sensors have a unique location ID, i.e. each sensor has to be attached to a certain predefined body segment, and they have to be connected by wires. Another disadvantage is the fact that the relative positions and orientations of the sensors with respect to the segments are unknown, which has to be resolved by a sensor-segment calibration procedure. These drawbacks cause the set-up time of the current systems to be relatively large.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts & Programme of BME 2011: the 3rd Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering
    Place of PublicationEgmond aan Zee, The Netherlands
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
    Event3rd Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2011 - Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
    Duration: 20 Jan 201121 Jan 2011
    Conference number: 3

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    Conference3rd Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2011
    Abbreviated titleBME
    CityEgmond aan Zee
    OtherThird Dutch BME Conference


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    • EWI-21256
    • METIS-285232

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