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Experimental validation of the Tyndall portable lower-limb analysis system with wearable inertial sensors

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Show simple item record Tedesco, Salvatore Urru, Andrea Clifford, Amanda M. O'Flynn, Brendan 2016-11-14T12:05:24Z 2016-11-14T12:05:24Z 2016
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Biomechanical analysis of movement during sport practice is extremely useful to assess and, subsequently, optimise movement performance during sport which can also assist athletes during rehabilitation following injury (such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction). It is mostly performed using camera-based motion analysis systems, which provide good results but present serious drawbacks (for instance, consistent size, high cost, and lack of portability). Thus, small-size low-cost wearable sensors are an emerging tool for biomechanics monitoring. Aim of the present work is to implement a novel wireless portable easy-to-use system, consisting of two Tyndall Wireless Inertial Measurement Units (WIMUs) per leg, suitable for free-living environments and able to provide a complete biomechanics assessment (generated on a report) without the constraints of a laboratory. Validation for the lower-limbs using state-of-the-art camera-based motion capture is presented here. Algorithms are implemented in Matlab, and the scenarios considered simulate a free-living environment and exercises performed in a rehabilitation procedure. The system has been validated with healthy and impaired subjects. This novel system shows high accuracy values for all considered scenarios. Moreover, it is able to detect atypical movement characteristics. The results of this feasibility study support the next phase which will be to assess the external and ecological validity of athletes’ on-field movement performance, which will help to inform individualised training protocols or enhance targeted rehabilitation programmes. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Procedia Engineering: 11th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, ISEA 2016;147, pp. 208-213
dc.subject inertial sensors en_US
dc.subject wearable en_US
dc.subject knee joint en_US
dc.subject rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject athletes en_US
dc.title Experimental validation of the Tyndall portable lower-limb analysis system with wearable inertial sensors en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.215
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 13/RC/2077-CONNECT en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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