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

Kara E. Bliley, Daniel J. Schwab, David R. Holmes III, Paul H. Kane, James A. Levine, Erik S. Daniel, Barry Kent 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 - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
Pages335-338
Number of pages4
Volume2006
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2006 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2006Jun 23 2006

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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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Accelerometers
MEMS
Data storage equipment
Motion analysis

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Bliley, K. E., Schwab, D. J., Holmes III, 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 - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (Vol. 2006, pp. 335-338). [1647591] https://doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2006.73

Design of a compact system using a MEMS accelerometer to measure body posture and ambulation. / Bliley, Kara E.; Schwab, Daniel J.; Holmes III, David R.; Kane, Paul H.; Levine, James A.; Daniel, Erik S.; Gilbert, Barry Kent.

Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. Vol. 2006 2006. p. 335-338 1647591.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bliley, KE, Schwab, DJ, Holmes III, DR, Kane, PH, Levine, JA, Daniel, ES & Gilbert, BK 2006, Design of a compact system using a MEMS accelerometer to measure body posture and ambulation. in Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. vol. 2006, 1647591, pp. 335-338, 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2006, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, 6/22/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2006.73
Bliley KE, Schwab DJ, Holmes III DR, Kane PH, Levine JA, Daniel ES et al. Design of a compact system using a MEMS accelerometer to measure body posture and ambulation. In Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. Vol. 2006. 2006. p. 335-338. 1647591 https://doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2006.73
Bliley, Kara E. ; Schwab, Daniel J. ; Holmes III, David R. ; Kane, Paul H. ; Levine, James A. ; Daniel, Erik S. ; Gilbert, Barry Kent. / Design of a compact system using a MEMS accelerometer to measure body posture and ambulation. Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. Vol. 2006 2006. pp. 335-338
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