The use of SHIMMER to detect stride time in running gait

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Title: The use of SHIMMER to detect stride time in running gait
Authors: McGrath, Denise
Greene, Barry R.
O'Donovan, Karol
Caulfield, Brian
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Date: Jul-2010
Abstract: Wireless sensing solutions that provide for accurate long term monitoring of walking and running stride characteristics in a real world environment would be an excellent tool for biomechanics researchers. SHIMMERâ„¢ is a small, wireless, low-power inertial sensor with a large storage capacity that facilitates wearable wireless sensing in both connected and disconnected modes. It is a very flexible, multi-sensing device, consisting of a tri-axial accelerometer, with options of add-on daughter boards such as tri-axial gyropscopes, or ECG/EMG sensors. The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of the SHIMMER wireless sensor platform for the determination of heel-strike and stride times, across a range of speeds, to a marker-based motion capture system (CODA, Charnwood Dynamics, UK). Previous studies have shown that the SHIMMER sensor and associated algorithms can successfully calculate these parameters in slow to fast walking speeds, but it has not yet been applied to running.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Copyright (published version): 2010 Elsevier
Keywords: Wireless sensingSHIMMER
Subject LCSH: Wireless sensor networks
Gait in humans
Biomechanics--Data processing
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Poster presentation at Engineering Emotion: 8th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Vienna, July 12-16 2010
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
Computer Science Research Collection
Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection

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