Special Issue "Wearable Sensors & Gait"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: training; sport biomechanics; sport technology; endurance performance; endurance running
Interests: sport biomechanics; sport technology; gait biomechanics; running biomechanics
Interests: port biomechanics; endurance; performance; running; sport technology; training
Gait analysis has been traditionally conducted in laboratory settings and thereby has requested specific conditions and expensive equipment. The emergence of wearable sensors solves the lack of ecology for these measurements and offers a more economical and easy to use option to perform gait analysis. Lately, wearable sensors have allowed the quantification of performance and workload by providing mechanical and physiological parameters and their popularity has grown exponentially. In this context, more and more wearable sensors are commercially available and, when applied to gait analysis (either walking or running), these devices are able to provide both kinetic and kinematic variables improving consequently the feasibility and testing time of such assessments and, therefore, becoming a real alternative for clinicians, researchers and sport practitioners.
The incremental growth in big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligent make these sensors suitable to connect gait biomechanics with real life and real time analysis. All these benefits broaden the possibilities, among others, to provide real-time biofeedback while walking and running, or to integrate sensors with cloud platforms or mobile apps to improve health and/or performance.
This Special Issue encourages authors to submit their research and contributions about the use and application of wearable sensors for gait assessment and analysis.
The main topics for this issue include, but not limited to:
- Validity analysis of novel wearable sensors for human locomotion.
- Reliability analysis of wearable sensor.
- New applications and uses of metrics provided by wearable sensors in training, competition and injury management settings.
- Novel technologies applied to gait analysis.
- State of the art for wearable devices.
-Algorithms, integrations with other platforms or software, signal processing, and bigdata obtained by wearable sensors.
Prof. Felipe García-Pinillos
Prof. Luis Enrique Roche-Seruendo
Dr. Diego Jaén-Carrillo
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