Special Issue "Wearable Sensors for Movement Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: aging; gait; falls; freezing of gait; wearables; Parkinson’s disease; fractal physiology
Interests: neuromechanics; posture; gait; movement disorders; musculoskeletal disorders
In 1964, H Gage reported on the use of an accelerometer to quantify the “smoothness” of walking. Thirteen years later, GL Smidt and colleagues took that work a step further and linked a 3-D accelerometer and footswitches to a PDP-12 to quantitatively characterize gait over a 7-meter pathway in patients with tibial-femoral knee implants. We have come a long way since those early studies. The PDP-12 is now “ancient history”. Today, with smartphones and cloud computing, wearables are used to evaluate movement, gait, balance, and mobility, in conventional research settings, as well as in our streets, in our homes, and even on ski slopes over extended periods of time, changing the landscape of wearables and opening up new opportunities for research and clinical applications. Other types of sensors, such as thermal and electrophysiological sensors, have been miniaturized and made wearable to integrate additional information on human movement. Whether they are used to provide new insights into physiology and patho-physiology; to assess the impact of a new drug, therapy or training; or to generate real-time feedback and interventions, wearables are becoming an increasingly ubiquitous tool for the study and treatment of movement and mobility.
As the journal Sensors celebrates its 20th year, and as we mark what may be the sixth decade of wearables for the study of movement, we invite you to take part in this celebration by submitting manuscripts for a Special Issue devoted to ‘’Wearables for Movement Analysis’’. Papers from a wide variety of perspectives that will help to advance the field are invited. For more information or questions about the fit of a potential manuscript, please e-mail us.
Prof. Jeffrey M. Hausdorff
Prof. Dr. Jaap van Dieen
Dr. Martina Mancini
Manuscript Submission Information
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- inertial measurement units
- postural transitions