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Design of a Wearable Sensing System for Human Motion Monitoring in Physical Rehabilitation
Henesis S.r.l., Viale dei Mille 108, 43125 Parma, Italy
IBIS Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
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Received: 23 April 2013; in revised form: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 13 June 2013 / Published: 17 June 2013
Abstract: Human motion monitoring and analysis can be an essential part of a wide spectrum of applications, including physical rehabilitation among other potential areas of interest. Creating non-invasive systems for monitoring patients while performing rehabilitation exercises, to provide them with an objective feedback, is one of the current challenges. In this paper we present a wearable multi-sensor system for human motion monitoring, which has been developed for use in rehabilitation. It is composed of a number of small modules that embed high-precision accelerometers and wireless communications to transmit the information related to the body motion to an acquisition device. The results of a set of experiments we made to assess its performance in real-world setups demonstrate its usefulness in human motion acquisition and tracking, as required, for example, in activity recognition, physical/athletic performance evaluation and rehabilitation.
Keywords: human motion monitoring; wireless body area networks; sensors; accelerometers; communication protocol; data synchronization; physical rehabilitation
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González-Villanueva, L.; Cagnoni, S.; Ascari, L. Design of a Wearable Sensing System for Human Motion Monitoring in Physical Rehabilitation. Sensors 2013, 13, 7735-7755.
González-Villanueva L, Cagnoni S, Ascari L. Design of a Wearable Sensing System for Human Motion Monitoring in Physical Rehabilitation. Sensors. 2013; 13(6):7735-7755.
González-Villanueva, Lara; Cagnoni, Stefano; Ascari, Luca. 2013. "Design of a Wearable Sensing System for Human Motion Monitoring in Physical Rehabilitation." Sensors 13, no. 6: 7735-7755.