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Sensors 2013, 13(6), 7735-7755; doi:10.3390/s130607735
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Design of a Wearable Sensing System for Human Motion Monitoring in Physical Rehabilitation

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Received: 23 April 2013; in revised form: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 13 June 2013 / Published: 17 June 2013
(This article belongs to the collection Sensors for Globalized Healthy Living and Wellbeing)
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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 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.

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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(6):7735-7755.

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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.


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