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Special Issue "Wearable Sensors for Biomechanical Gait Analysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahamed
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Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
Interests: Wearable Tech., Biomechanics, Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Signal Processing, Physiological Signal (EMG, MMG)
Prof. Dr. Chris Connaboy
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Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
Interests: wearable sensors; gait biomechanics; motor control and motor learning
Prof. Dr. Qi Mi
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Guest Editor
Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
Interests: data mining and machine learning; systems biology
Dr. Maria de Fátima Domingues
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Instituto de Telecomunicações, Campus Universitário de Santiago, P-3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: optical fiber sensors; fiber Bragg gratings; Fabry-Perot interformetric sensors; eHealth applications; gait analysis; wearable sensing devices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, wearable sensors (like body-worn inertial sensors) are attracting substantial interest due to their potential to provide continuous, real-time functional information via dynamic, non-invasive measurements of biochemical markers in the gait cycle, such as kinetic and kinematic behaviors. These wearable sensors make it easy for researchers to collect gait biomechanics data in indoor (treadmill) and/or outdoor (natural, real-world) settings due to the many advantageous factors, such as small size, lightweight, easy to set up, portable, highly effective, and low cost. Using biomechanical gait data from multiple wearable wireless sensors (like fusing IMU and wrist-worn sensors) during various movement activities, paired with advanced signal processing and machine learning techniques can make clinical predictions and diagnostics tools to help track and treat musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and performance assessment. This Special Issue of the Sensors journal entitled “Wearable Sensors for Biomechanical Gait Analysis” will focus on all aspects of research and development related to these areas. This Special Issue focuses on the development, validity, use, and applicability of wearable devices in biomechanical gait pattern identification. The broader aim is to collect high-quality papers from researchers around the world working in this area to make biomechanical gait monitoring more widespread and more effective using wearable technologies.

Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahamed
Prof. Dr. Chris Connaboy
Prof. Dr. Qi Mi
Dr. Maria de Fátima Domingues
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Wearable sensor data
  • Fusing wearable sensors
  • Sensor-based signal processing in gait biomechanics
  • Wearable gait measurement
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Wearable and machine-learning approach
  • Inertial measurement unit (IMU)
  • Biomechanical gait analysis

Published Papers

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