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Sensors 2016, 16(10), 1752; doi:10.3390/s16101752

Design and Implementation of Foot-Mounted Inertial Sensor Based Wearable Electronic Device for Game Play Application

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School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
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Geomatics Engineering Department, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M. N. Passaro
Received: 18 September 2016 / Revised: 12 October 2016 / Accepted: 18 October 2016 / Published: 21 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Wearable electronic devices have experienced increasing development with the advances in the semiconductor industry and have received more attention during the last decades. This paper presents the development and implementation of a novel inertial sensor-based foot-mounted wearable electronic device for a brand new application: game playing. The main objective of the introduced system is to monitor and identify the human foot stepping direction in real time, and coordinate these motions to control the player operation in games. This proposed system extends the utilized field of currently available wearable devices and introduces a convenient and portable medium to perform exercise in a more compelling way in the near future. This paper provides an overview of the previously-developed system platforms, introduces the main idea behind this novel application, and describes the implemented human foot moving direction identification algorithm. Practical experiment results demonstrate that the proposed system is capable of recognizing five foot motions, jump, step left, step right, step forward, and step backward, and has achieved an over 97% accuracy performance for different users. The functionality of the system for real-time application has also been verified through the practical experiments. View Full-Text
Keywords: wearable electronic device; foot moving direction; game play wearable electronic device; foot moving direction; game play
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Zhou, Q.; Zhang, H.; Lari, Z.; Liu, Z.; El-Sheimy, N. Design and Implementation of Foot-Mounted Inertial Sensor Based Wearable Electronic Device for Game Play Application. Sensors 2016, 16, 1752.

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