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Special Issue "Soft Sensors for Motion Capture and Analysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Alessandro Tognetti

Information Engineering Department, University of Pisa and Research Center "E. Piaggio” Largo L. Lazzarino 1, 56122 Pisa, Italy
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Interests: biomedical engineering; sensing technologies; soft sensors; motion capture; data fusion; biomechanics; rehabilitation; wearable sensors and technologies
Guest Editor
Dr. Nicola Carbonaro

Information Engineering Department, University of Pisa and Research Center "E. Piaggio” Largo L. Lazzarino 1, 56122 Pisa, Italy
Interests: biomedical engineering; wearable sensing system; biomechanics; biomedical sensors and technologies; physiological sensors; rehabilitation; wearable sensor design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current sensing devices for human motion capture (e.g., inertial devices, goniometers, etc.) are based on solid-state components and are not suitable for adapting to the deformable nature of the human body. Conversely, soft sensors are unobtrusive, compliant, and lightweight devices that have the potential to enable innovative mobile health applications. Examples of such technologies are e-textiles and flexible/stretchable devices (capacitive, piezoresistive, and piezoelectric) that have been employed for on-body, unobtrusive, and ambulatory motion capture and analysis. These technologies have the potential to enable daily life monitoring systems and wearable devices for a wide range of applications.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together researchers in the field of soft sensors for human motion capture and analysis, to share their ideas and conceptual approaches, and to examine the recent advances in this field in depth, addressing innovating solutions, paradigms, and emerging issues.

Dr. Alessandro Tognetti
Dr. Nicola Carbonaro
Guest Editors

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  • Flexible/stretchable sensors for human motion capture
  • E-textiles solutions for human motion capture
  • Soft solution for gait analysis
  • Flexible/stretchable EMG bioelectrodes
  • New materials and technologies
  • Ambulatory human motion/activity monitoring
  • Data processing and data fusion
  • Integration of soft and conventional technologies
  • Processing of soft sensor data

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