Design of a compact system using a MEMS accelerometer to measure body posture and ambulation

Kara E. Bliley, Daniel J. Schwab, David R. Holmes, Paul H. Kane, James A. Levine, Erik S. Daniel, Barry K. Gilbert

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Abstract

Interest in studying human posture, movement, and physical activity is growing due in part to the increasing prevalence of obesity. Accelerometers are commonly used in motion analysis systems to enable researchers to conduct studies outside of the traditional laboratory environment; however the available systems tend to be bulky and unsuitable for long-term studies. Therefore, a need exists for a physically robust, yet compact motion analysis system that can be easily worn for an extended time period without disrupting the person's range of motion. Here we describe our on-going efforts to develop a robust, compact system that can measure body posture and movement using a tri-axial accelerometer, and then store this data on a secure digital memory card. This device can be easily configured to collect accelerometer data for specific applications in human motion analysis. In the future, this device will be used to study physical activity in free-living individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2006
Pages335-338
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2006
Event19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2006 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2006Jun 23 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1063-7125

Other

Other19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period6/22/066/23/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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Bliley, K. E., Schwab, D. J., Holmes, D. R., Kane, P. H., Levine, J. A., Daniel, E. S., & Gilbert, B. K. (2006). Design of a compact system using a MEMS accelerometer to measure body posture and ambulation. In Proceedings - 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2006 (pp. 335-338). [1647591] (Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2006.73