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Appl. Syst. Innov. 2018, 1(4), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/asi1040052

A Multiprotocol Wireless Sensor Network for High Performance Sport Applications

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Sport Engineering Lab, Dept. Industrial Eng., Univ. Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, I00133, Italy
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School of Human Movement Science, Fac. of Med.& Surgery, Univ. Rome Tor Vergata, I00133 Rome, Italy
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APLAB, Roma, I00196, Italy
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Department for Life Quality Studies University of Bologna, Rimini, I47037, Italy
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Received: 22 November 2018 / Revised: 18 December 2018 / Accepted: 19 December 2018 / Published: 19 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wireless Sensor Networks on Internet of Things and Intelligent System)
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Abstract

The use of a network of wearable sensors placed on the athlete or installed into sport equipment is able to offer, in a real sport environment rather than in the unspecific spaces of a laboratory, a valuable real-time feedback to the coach during practice. This is made possible today by the coordinate use of a wide range of kinematic, dynamic, and physiological sensors. Using sensors makes training more effective, improves performance assessment, and can help in preventing injuries. In this paper, a new wireless sensor network (WSN) system for elite sport applications is presented. The network is made up of a master node and up to eight peripheral nodes (slave nodes), each one containing one or more sensors. The number of nodes can be increased with second level slave nodes; the nature of sensors varies depending on the application. Communication between nodes is made via a high performance 2.4 GHz transceiver; the network has a real-life range in excess of 100 m. The system can therefore be used in applications where the distance between nodes is long, for instance, in such sports as kayaking, sailing, and rowing. Communication with user and data download are made via a Wi-Fi link. The user communication interface is a webpage and is therefore completely platform (computer, tablet, smartphone) and operating system (Windows, iOS, Android, etc.) independent. A subset of acquired data can be visualized in real time on multiple terminals, for instance, by athlete and coach. Data from kayaking, karting, and swimming applications are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: inertial sensors; array sensor systems; wireless systems; sport performance assessment inertial sensors; array sensor systems; wireless systems; sport performance assessment
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Bonaiuto, V.; Boatto, P.; Lanotte, N.; Romagnoli, C.; Annino, G. A Multiprotocol Wireless Sensor Network for High Performance Sport Applications. Appl. Syst. Innov. 2018, 1, 52.

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