The teaching of motion activities in rehabilitation, sports, and professional work has great social significance. However, the automatic teaching of these activities, particularly those involving fast motions, requires the use of an adaptive system that can adequately react to the changing stages and conditions of the teaching process. This paper describes a prototype of an automatic system that utilizes the online classification of motion signals to select the proper teaching algorithm. The knowledge necessary to perform the classification process is acquired from experts by the use of the machine learning methodology. The system utilizes multidimensional motion signals that are captured using MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors. Moreover, an array of vibrotactile actuators is used to provide feedback to the learner. The main goal of the presented article is to prove that the effectiveness of the described teaching system is higher than the system that controls the learning process without the use of signal classification. Statistical tests carried out by the use of a prototype system confirmed that thesis. This is the main outcome of the presented study. An important contribution is also a proposal to standardize the system structure. The standardization facilitates the system configuration and implementation of individual, specialized teaching algorithms.
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