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Wearable Sensing for Solid Biomechanics: A Review

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Title: Wearable Sensing for Solid Biomechanics: A Review
Authors: Wong, C
Zhang, Z-Q
Lo, B
Yang, G-Z
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Abstract: Understanding the solid biomechanics of the human body is important to the study of structure and function of the body, which can have a range of applications in health care, sport, well-being, and workflow analysis. Conventional laboratory-based biomechanical analysis systems and observation-based tests are designed only to capture brief snapshots of the mechanics of movement. With recent developments in wearable sensing technologies, biomechanical analysis can be conducted in less-constrained environments, thus allowing continuous monitoring and analysis beyond laboratory settings. In this paper, we review the current research in wearable sensing technologies for biomechanical analysis, focusing on sensing and analytics that enable continuous, long-term monitoring of kinematics and kinetics in a free-living environment. The main technical challenges, including measurement drift, external interferences, nonlinear sensor properties, sensor placement, and muscle variations, that can affect the accuracy and robustness of existing methods and different methods for reducing the impact of these sources of errors are described in this paper. Recent developments in motion estimation in kinematics, mobile force sensing in kinematics, sensor reduction for electromyography, and the future direction of sensing for biomechanics are also discussed.
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2015
Date of Acceptance: 10-Jan-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/41758
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2015.2393883
ISSN: 1558-1748
Publisher: IEEE
Start Page: 2747
End Page: 2760
Journal / Book Title: IEEE Sensors Journal
Volume: 15
Issue: 5
Copyright Statement: © 2015 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: EP/H009744/1
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Physical Sciences
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Instruments & Instrumentation
Physics, Applied
Engineering
Physics
Solid biomechanics
kinematics
kinetics
EMG
ground-reaction force
human motion capture
wearable sensing
MOTION CAPTURE SYSTEMS
GAIT ANALYSIS
SURFACE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY
AMBULATORY ASSESSMENT
PARKINSONS-DISEASE
INFORMATION FUSION
INERTIAL SENSORS
KALMAN FILTER
UWB RADAR
JOINT
Analytical Chemistry
0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering
0913 Mechanical Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Department of Surgery and Cancer
Computing
Faculty of Engineering