Special Issue "Sensor-Based Systems for Kinematics and Kinetics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2020).
Interests: Measurement systems; inertial sensors; biomechanics; movement analysis; rehabilitation robotics; gait analysis; muscle synergy; motor performance
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Kinematics and kinetics are often considered key descriptors for evaluating the human motion and they represent fundamental information to gather for: (i) clinics to objectively evaluate the severity level of neuromuscular diseases; (ii) sports to provide quantitative measures of athletes’ performance useful for coaching; and, (iii) robotics for a properly development of humanoids and/or robotic devices for rehabilitation.
Sensor-based systems permit objectivizing the measure of kinematic and kinetic variables, overcoming the intrinsic limitations related to the subjective evaluations for example through the administration of score-based scales. In this perspective, the evaluation of repeatability, accuracy, and reliability of clinical and performance indices can provide useful and standard tools for kinematic and kinetic assessments.
Nowadays, optoelectronic-based systems and force platforms are still considered the gold standard in the motor performance evaluation. Considering the constant technological development, measuring kinematic and kinetic variables is actually feasible also outside laboratory environments, guaranteeing the possibility to enlarge the application fields using novel wearable sensors.
Thus, this special issue aims at promoting innovative studies based on the application of sensor-based systems for kinematic and kinetic evaluations in clinics, sports, and robotics, the design and metrological characterization of novel sensors, as well as the implementation of original methodologies for data processing.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Rossi
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- movement analysis
- wearable sensors
- sensor-based systems
- gait analysis