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Title: A Fully Wireless Wearable Motion Tracking System with 3D Human Model for Gait Analysis
This paper presents a wearable motion tracking system with recording and playback features. This system has been designed for gait analysis and interlimb coordination studies. It can be implemented to help reduce fall risk and to retrain gait in a rehabilitation setting. Our system consists of ten custom wearable straps, a receiver, and a central computer. Comparing with similar existing solutions, the proposed system is affordable and convenient, which can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. In the experiment, the system calculates five gait parameters and has the potential to identify deviant gait patterns. The system can track upper body parameters such as arm swing, which has potential in the study of pathological gaits and the coordination of the limbs.  more » « less
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2015573 1652944
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