On-body inertial and magnetic sensing for assessment of hand and finger kinematics

H.G. Kortier, H. Martin Schepers, Petrus H. Veltink

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    Abstract

    A novel instrumentation is proposed to estimate hand and finger movements. Current dataglove systems often measure a reduced set of joint angles and lack a position andorientation measure of the hand with respect to the trunk. Our proposed system, based on inertial and magnetic sensing, is fully ambulatory, light weighted, has a low energy consumption and is therefore suitable to assess kinematics of the hand and fingers in daily life. Results showed an rms difference of the hand pose with an optical reference system of 16:94:0 mm for the position and 1:50:4 deg for the orientation. Index finger tip positions could be estimated with 5:00:5 mm for flexion extensions movements and 12:43:0 mm for more complex movements in which both flexion-extension and abduction-adduction movements were involved.
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    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS Interantional Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY
    Pages555-560
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2014
    Event5th IEEE RAS & EMBS Interantional Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014 - Palacio das Convenções Anhembi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Duration: 12 Aug 201415 Aug 2014
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Robotics and Automation Society
    ISSN (Print)2155-1774
    ISSN (Electronic)2155-1782

    Conference

    Conference5th IEEE RAS & EMBS Interantional Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014
    Abbreviated titleBioRob
    CountryBrazil
    CitySao Paulo
    Period12/08/1415/08/14

    Keywords

    • EWI-25840
    • inertial and magnetic sensing
    • METIS-309933
    • Sensor fusion
    • IR-94642
    • hand and finger kinematics

    Cite this

    Kortier, H. G., Schepers, H. M., & Veltink, P. H. (2014). On-body inertial and magnetic sensing for assessment of hand and finger kinematics. In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS Interantional Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (pp. 555-560). USA: IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2014.6913836