On the Validity of Different Motion Capture Technologies for the Analysis of Running

F. J. Wouda, M. Giuberti, G. Bellusci, E. Maartens, J. Reenalda, B. J. F. Van Beijnum, P. H. Veltink

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    Abstract

    An increasing diversity of available motion capture technologies allows for measurement of human kinematics in various environments. However, little is known about the differences in quality of measured kinematics by such technologies. Therefore, this work presents a comparison between three motion capture approaches, based on inertial-magnetic measurement units (processed with Xsens MVN Analyze) and optical markers (processed using Plug-In Gait and OpenSim Gait2392). It was chosen to evaluate the different motion capture approaches in running, as such kinematics are preferably measured in the natural running environment and involve challenging dynamics. An evaluation was done using data of 8 subjects running on a treadmill at three different speeds, namely 10, 12 and 14 kmlh. The sagittal plane results show excellent correlation (ρ > 0.96) and RMSDs are smaller than 5 degrees for 6 out of the 8 subjects. However, results in the frontal and transversal planes were less correlated between the different motion capture approaches. This shows that sagittal kinematics can be measured consistently using any of the three analyzed motion capture approaches, but ambiguities exist in the analysis of frontal and transversal planes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob)
    Pages1175-1180
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-8183-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event7th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2018
    : High Tech Human Touch
    - University Campus, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 26 Aug 201829 Aug 2018
    Conference number: 7
    https://www.biorob2018.org/

    Conference

    Conference7th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2018
    Abbreviated titleBioRob
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period26/08/1829/08/18
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • gait analysis
    • kinematics
    • motion compensation
    • human kinematics
    • inertial-magnetic measurement units
    • natural running environment
    • sagittal kinematics
    • motion capture technologies
    • optical markers
    • Kinematics
    • Motion measurement
    • Optical sensors
    • Optical variables measurement
    • Correlation
    • Protocols
    • Motion segmentation

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