Special Issue "Wearable Gait Sensors"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Shigeru Tadano
Division of Human Mechanical Systems and Design, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita-ku, Kita 13, Nishi 8, Sapporo, 060-8628, Japan
E-Mail: tadano@eng.hokudai.ac.jp
Phone: +81 11 706 6405
Fax: +81 11 706 6405
Interests: bio-mechanical engineering; musculo-skeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics; bone mechanics; medical and healthcare engineering; universal design for aged persons

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The availability of multifunctional sensors in combination with small, high capacity power sources in recent years have made it possible for the development of wearable sensor systems. Wearable sensors are small electronic devices placed on the human body to measure various kinds of Data such as acceleration, angular velocity, magnetic fields, EMG, sound etc. Due to their low-cost and convenient manner for measuring data, wearable sensor systems have been attracting attention as a diagnostic or monitoring tool for gait. Wearable gait sensors have the advantage of being able to measure gait for long periods of time and taking measurements outside the clinical office, such as inside the home for health monitoring during daily activities. This will be useful for populations facing an ageing society. Wearable gait sensors may provide information of changes in the body of related to aging, thus making it possible for early diagnosis of patients by clinicians. Though much work has been reported using wearable sensors for gait analysis and health monitoring, the interpretation of the collected data is difficult and this field of research is still a work in progress.

This special issue will address recent technological advancements on wearable sensors intended for gait related applications. We invite review articles and original research papers aimed at proposing new kinds of wearable gait sensor systems, new methods for sensor signal processing, reports on its clinical applications such as health monitoring, rehabilitation and gait analysis.

Prof. Dr. Shigeru Tadano
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • wearable sensor systems
  • gait analysis
  • diagnostic tool
  • health monitoring
  • daily activity
  • aged motion

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p. 15953-15964
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Sensors 2014, 14(9), 15953-15964; doi:10.3390/s140915953
Received: 16 November 2013; in revised form: 28 July 2014 / Accepted: 22 August 2014 / Published: 28 August 2014
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p. 6891-6909
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 6891-6909; doi:10.3390/s140406891
Received: 20 November 2013; in revised form: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 16 April 2014
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p. 6819-6827
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 6819-6827; doi:10.3390/s140406819
Received: 23 December 2013; in revised form: 9 April 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 15 April 2014
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p. 6474-6499
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 6474-6499; doi:10.3390/s140406474
Received: 10 December 2013; in revised form: 19 March 2014 / Accepted: 26 March 2014 / Published: 9 April 2014
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p. 6229-6246
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 6229-6246; doi:10.3390/s140406229
Received: 8 January 2014; in revised form: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 24 March 2014 / Published: 28 March 2014
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p. 5845-5859
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 5845-5859; doi:10.3390/s140405845
Received: 17 January 2014; in revised form: 12 March 2014 / Accepted: 15 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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p. 5470-5485
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Sensors 2014, 14(3), 5470-5485; doi:10.3390/s140305470
Received: 29 November 2013; in revised form: 18 February 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 19 March 2014
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p. 5041-5055
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Sensors 2014, 14(3), 5041-5055; doi:10.3390/s140305041
Received: 15 November 2013; in revised form: 31 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 11 March 2014
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p. 4618-4633
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Sensors 2014, 14(3), 4618-4633; doi:10.3390/s140304618
Received: 15 November 2013; in revised form: 24 February 2014 / Accepted: 27 February 2014 / Published: 7 March 2014
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p. 4342-4363
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Sensors 2014, 14(3), 4342-4363; doi:10.3390/s140304342
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 29 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 4 March 2014
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p. 4050-4059
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Sensors 2014, 14(3), 4050-4059; doi:10.3390/s140304050
Received: 25 December 2013; in revised form: 17 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 26 February 2014
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p. 3362-3394
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Sensors 2014, 14(2), 3362-3394; doi:10.3390/s140203362
Received: 21 December 2013; in revised form: 4 February 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 19 February 2014
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p. 3188-3206
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Sensors 2014, 14(2), 3188-3206; doi:10.3390/s140203188
Received: 10 December 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 18 February 2014
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p. 2776-2794
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Sensors 2014, 14(2), 2776-2794; doi:10.3390/s140202776
Received: 19 November 2013; in revised form: 19 January 2014 / Accepted: 23 January 2014 / Published: 11 February 2014
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p. 2012-2027
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Sensors 2014, 14(2), 2012-2027; doi:10.3390/s140202012
Received: 17 October 2013; in revised form: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 17 January 2014 / Published: 24 January 2014
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p. 1835-1849
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 1835-1849; doi:10.3390/s140101835
Received: 10 December 2013; in revised form: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 17 January 2014 / Published: 22 January 2014
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p. 1705-1722
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 1705-1722; doi:10.3390/s140101705
Received: 15 November 2013; in revised form: 31 December 2013 / Accepted: 31 December 2013 / Published: 17 January 2014
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p. 1267-1277
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 1267-1277; doi:10.3390/s140101267
Received: 25 October 2013; in revised form: 26 December 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 10 January 2014
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p. 1073-1093
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 1073-1093; doi:10.3390/s140101073
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 30 December 2013 / Accepted: 6 January 2014 / Published: 9 January 2014
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p. 887-899
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 887-899; doi:10.3390/s140100887
Received: 30 November 2013; in revised form: 20 December 2013 / Accepted: 26 December 2013 / Published: 7 January 2014
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p. 356-369
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 356-369; doi:10.3390/s140100356
Received: 6 November 2013; in revised form: 10 December 2013 / Accepted: 11 December 2013 / Published: 27 December 2013
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p. 370-381
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 370-381; doi:10.3390/s140100370
Received: 14 November 2013; in revised form: 18 December 2013 / Accepted: 18 December 2013 / Published: 27 December 2013
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p. 443-457
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 443-457; doi:10.3390/s140100443
Received: 29 November 2013; in revised form: 17 December 2013 / Accepted: 18 December 2013 / Published: 27 December 2013
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p. 16065-16074
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Sensors 2013, 13(12), 16065-16074; doi:10.3390/s131216065
Received: 3 October 2013; in revised form: 5 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 November 2013 / Published: 26 November 2013
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p. 15274-15289
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Sensors 2013, 13(11), 15274-15289; doi:10.3390/s131115274
Received: 21 August 2013; in revised form: 2 November 2013 / Accepted: 4 November 2013 / Published: 8 November 2013
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p. 14754-14763
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Sensors 2013, 13(11), 14754-14763; doi:10.3390/s131114754
Received: 17 September 2013; in revised form: 21 October 2013 / Accepted: 28 October 2013 / Published: 30 October 2013
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p. 13334-13355
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Sensors 2013, 13(10), 13334-13355; doi:10.3390/s131013334
Received: 31 July 2013; in revised form: 10 September 2013 / Accepted: 25 September 2013 / Published: 1 October 2013
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p. 11728-11749
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Sensors 2013, 13(9), 11728-11749; doi:10.3390/s130911728
Received: 14 July 2013; in revised form: 2 August 2013 / Accepted: 29 August 2013 / Published: 4 September 2013
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p. 11362-11384
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Sensors 2013, 13(9), 11362-11384; doi:10.3390/s130911362
Received: 7 June 2013; in revised form: 20 August 2013 / Accepted: 20 August 2013 / Published: 26 August 2013
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p. 11289-11313
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Sensors 2013, 13(9), 11289-11313; doi:10.3390/s130911289
Received: 3 July 2013; in revised form: 5 August 2013 / Accepted: 10 August 2013 / Published: 23 August 2013
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p. 9321-9343
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Sensors 2013, 13(7), 9321-9343; doi:10.3390/s130709321
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 11 July 2013 / Accepted: 17 July 2013 / Published: 19 July 2013
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