Special Issue "Sensors for Gait, Human Movement Analysis, and Health Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, via Ardeatina 306, 00179, Roma
The instrumentation of human movement analysis consists of sensor-based measurement techniques aimed to objectively describe and quantitatively assess the motor functions and motor abilities of a subject. With the instrumentation of movement analysis, the kinematic and kinetic parameters of human movements can be determined, and musculoskeletal functions can be quantitatively evaluated. This is fundamental for assessing motor behaviors, sport performances, health monitoring, and assessing motor impairments in pathological conditions, including the evaluation of improvements during rehabilitation in a more sensible and objective manner than the ordinal scores of “semi-quantitative” clinical scales. The standard laboratories of human movement analyses, especially those for gait analysis, are composed of multi-camera motion capture systems, force platforms, and electromyographic devices. Thanks to technological advances in the field of motion measurement techniques, it is now possible to measure the kinematics of body segments via wearable inertial sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, allowing also continuous health monitoring during the activities of daily life. This Special Issue aims to highlight the most recent research regarding sensors and their applications in gait analysis and, more generally, human movement analysis, including in health monitoring.
Contributions are invited from groups active in this field of research.Dr. Marco Iosa
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- gait analysis
- movement assessment
- motion capture
- inertial measurement unit
- health monitoring