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Design of a Wearable Sensing System for Human Motion Monitoring in Physical Rehabilitation

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      Human motion monitoring and analysis can be an essential part of a wide spectrum of applications, including physical rehabilitation among other potential areas of interest. Creating non-invasive systems for monitoring patients while performing rehabilitation exercises, to provide them with an objective feedback, is one of the current challenges. In this paper we present a wearable multi-sensor system for human motion monitoring, which has been developed for use in rehabilitation. It is composed of a number of small modules that embed high-precision accelerometers and wireless communications to transmit the information related to the body motion to an acquisition device. The results of a set of experiments we made to assess its performance in real-world setups demonstrate its usefulness in human motion acquisition and tracking, as required, for example, in activity recognition, physical/athletic performance evaluation and rehabilitation.

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        A review of wearable sensors and systems with application in rehabilitation

        The aim of this review paper is to summarize recent developments in the field of wearable sensors and systems that are relevant to the field of rehabilitation. The growing body of work focused on the application of wearable technology to monitor older adults and subjects with chronic conditions in the home and community settings justifies the emphasis of this review paper on summarizing clinical applications of wearable technology currently undergoing assessment rather than describing the development of new wearable sensors and systems. A short description of key enabling technologies (i.e. sensor technology, communication technology, and data analysis techniques) that have allowed researchers to implement wearable systems is followed by a detailed description of major areas of application of wearable technology. Applications described in this review paper include those that focus on health and wellness, safety, home rehabilitation, assessment of treatment efficacy, and early detection of disorders. The integration of wearable and ambient sensors is discussed in the context of achieving home monitoring of older adults and subjects with chronic conditions. Future work required to advance the field toward clinical deployment of wearable sensors and systems is discussed.
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          A Review of Accelerometry-Based Wearable Motion Detectors for Physical Activity Monitoring

          Characteristics of physical activity are indicative of one’s mobility level, latent chronic diseases and aging process. Accelerometers have been widely accepted as useful and practical sensors for wearable devices to measure and assess physical activity. This paper reviews the development of wearable accelerometry-based motion detectors. The principle of accelerometry measurement, sensor properties and sensor placements are first introduced. Various research using accelerometry-based wearable motion detectors for physical activity monitoring and assessment, including posture and movement classification, estimation of energy expenditure, fall detection and balance control evaluation, are also reviewed. Finally this paper reviews and compares existing commercial products to provide a comprehensive outlook of current development status and possible emerging technologies.
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            Affiliations
            [1 ] Henesis S.r.l., Viale dei Mille 108, 43125 Parma, Italy; E-Mail: luca.ascari@ 123456henesis.eu
            [2 ] IBIS Lab, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A, 43124 Parma, Italy; E-Mail: cagnoni@ 123456ce.unipr.it
            Author notes
            [* ] Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: lara.villanueva@ 123456henesis.eu ; Tel.: +39-0521-1854-211; Fax: +39-0521-1854-515.
            Journal
            Sensors (Basel)
            Sensors (Basel)
            Sensors (Basel, Switzerland)
            Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
            1424-8220
            June 2013
            17 June 2013
            : 13
            : 6
            : 7735-7755
            23774987
            3715260
            10.3390/s130607735
            sensors-13-07735
            © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

            This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

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