Next Article in Journal
Next Article in Special Issue
Previous Article in Journal
Previous Article in Special Issue
Sensors 2010, 10(12), 11556-11565; doi:10.3390/s101211556
Review

The Use of Wearable Inertial Motion Sensors in Human Lower Limb Biomechanics Studies: A Systematic Review

1,2,*  and 1,2,3
Received: 1 November 2010; in revised form: 1 December 2010 / Accepted: 14 December 2010 / Published: 16 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors in Biomechanics and Biomedicine)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [218 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]   |   Browse Figure
Abstract: Wearable motion sensors consisting of accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetic sensors are readily available nowadays. The small size and low production costs of motion sensors make them a very good tool for human motions analysis. However, data processing and accuracy of the collected data are important issues for research purposes. In this paper, we aim to review the literature related to usage of inertial sensors in human lower limb biomechanics studies. A systematic search was done in the following search engines: ISI Web of Knowledge, Medline, SportDiscus and IEEE Xplore. Thirty nine full papers and conference abstracts with related topics were included in this review. The type of sensor involved, data collection methods, study design, validation methods and its applications were reviewed.
Keywords: inertial sensors; accelerometers; gyroscopes; magnetic sensors; joint kinematics; motion analysis inertial sensors; accelerometers; gyroscopes; magnetic sensors; joint kinematics; motion analysis
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Fong, D.T.-P.; Chan, Y.-Y. The Use of Wearable Inertial Motion Sensors in Human Lower Limb Biomechanics Studies: A Systematic Review. Sensors 2010, 10, 11556-11565.

AMA Style

Fong DT-P, Chan Y-Y. The Use of Wearable Inertial Motion Sensors in Human Lower Limb Biomechanics Studies: A Systematic Review. Sensors. 2010; 10(12):11556-11565.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Fong, Daniel T.-P.; Chan, Yue-Yan. 2010. "The Use of Wearable Inertial Motion Sensors in Human Lower Limb Biomechanics Studies: A Systematic Review." Sensors 10, no. 12: 11556-11565.



Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert