Wearables, Biomechanical Feedback, and Human Motor-Skills’ Learning & Optimization
AbstractBiomechanical feedback is a relevant key to improving sports and arts performance. Yet, the bibliometric keyword analysis on Web of Science publications reveals that, when comparing to other biofeedback applications, the real-time biomechanical feedback application lags far behind in sports and arts practice. While real-time physiological and biochemical biofeedback have seen routine applications, the use of real-time biomechanical feedback in motor learning and training is still rare. On that account, the paper aims to extract the specific research areas, such as three-dimensional (3D) motion capture, anthropometry, biomechanical modeling, sensing technology, and artificial intelligent (AI)/deep learning, which could contribute to the development of the real-time biomechanical feedback system. The review summarizes the past and current state of biomechanical feedback studies in sports and arts performance; and, by integrating the results of the studies with the contemporary wearable technology, proposes a two-chain body model monitoring using six IMUs (inertial measurement unit) with deep learning technology. The framework can serve as a basis for a breakthrough in the development. The review indicates that the vital step in the development is to establish a massive data, which could be obtained by using the synchronized measurement of 3D motion capture and IMUs, and that should cover diverse sports and arts skills. As such, wearables powered by deep learning models trained by the massive and diverse datasets can supply a feasible, reliable, and practical biomechanical feedback for athletic and artistic training. View Full-Text
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Zhang, X.; Shan, G.; Wang, Y.; Wan, B.; Li, H. Wearables, Biomechanical Feedback, and Human Motor-Skills’ Learning & Optimization. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 226.
Zhang X, Shan G, Wang Y, Wan B, Li H. Wearables, Biomechanical Feedback, and Human Motor-Skills’ Learning & Optimization. Applied Sciences. 2019; 9(2):226.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Xiang; Shan, Gongbing; Wang, Ye; Wan, Bingjun; Li, Hua. 2019. "Wearables, Biomechanical Feedback, and Human Motor-Skills’ Learning & Optimization." Appl. Sci. 9, no. 2: 226.
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