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Sensors 2010, 10(9), 8705-8718; doi:10.3390/s100908705

Assessment of Human Ambulatory Speed by Measuring Near-Body Air Flow

Care & Health Applications, Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Received: 1 July 2010 / Revised: 2 September 2010 / Accepted: 17 September 2010 / Published: 20 September 2010
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Abstract

Accurate measurements of physical activity are important for the diagnosis of the exacerbation of chronic diseases. Accelerometers have been widely employed in clinical research for measuring activity intensity and investigating the association between physical activity and adverse health conditions. However, the ability of accelerometers in assessing physical activity intensity such as walking speed has been constrained by the inter-individual variability in sensor output and by the necessity of developing unobtrusive low-power monitoring systems. This paper will present a study aimed at investigating the accuracy of a wearable measuring system of near-body air flow to determine ambulatory speed in the field.
Keywords: walking speed; Pitot tube; wearable sensor; accelerometer walking speed; Pitot tube; wearable sensor; accelerometer
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Bonomi, A.G.; Salati, S. Assessment of Human Ambulatory Speed by Measuring Near-Body Air Flow. Sensors 2010, 10, 8705-8718.

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