A miniaturized low power personal motion analysis logger utilizing mems accelerometers and low power microcontroller

Kara E. Bliley, David R. Holmes, Paul H. Kane, Randal C. Foster, James A. Levine, Erik Stephen Daniel, Barry K. Gilbert

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Abstract

Portable uniaxial accelerometer units have been widely used to quantify non-exercise activity, but these instruments are not sufficiently sensitive to quantify the physical activity of a given free-living individual. Significant improvements can he made over current systems by utilizing cutting-edge technologies, such as low-power microcontrollers and MEMS accelerometers, to develop power-efficient motion analysis systems with small form factors. A motion tracking system with a very compact form factor would experience greatly expanded use and allow a wider range of activities to be studied. We have built several small devices incorporating either 2-axis or 3-axis MEMS accelerometer, low-power microcontroller, and mini secure digital memory card. Our device has proven to be comparable to the existing motion analysis system at distinguishing subject posture and motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology
Pages92-93
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology - Oahu, HI, United States
Duration: May 12 2005May 15 2005

Publication series

Name2005 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology
CountryUnited States
CityOahu, HI
Period5/12/055/15/05

Keywords

  • MEMS accelerometers
  • Microcontrollers
  • Motion analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bliley, K. E., Holmes, D. R., Kane, P. H., Foster, R. C., Levine, J. A., Daniel, E. S., & Gilbert, B. K. (2005). A miniaturized low power personal motion analysis logger utilizing mems accelerometers and low power microcontroller. In 2005 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology (pp. 92-93). [1548392] (2005 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/MMB.2005.1548392