Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Mechatronics, Control and Electronic Engineering

3D Gait Analysis Based on UWB Wireless Body Area Networks

Authors
Fucheng Cao, Xin Li, Xilu Zhao
Corresponding Author
Fucheng Cao
Available Online March 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mce-14.2014.128How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Gait Analysis; Ultra-wideband; Wireless Body Area Networks; TOA; WSN
Abstract
During the rehabilitation training, the methods of gait analysis and planning are very important. We must consider the simplicity of implementation and the validity of method used. Combined with ultra-wideband wireless body area network, gyroscopes, acceleration sensors and TOA positioning technology, we proposed a gait analysis method that is also effective in three-dimensional space. After summarizing the existing methods of gait analysis, we point out the shortcomings of commonly method based video motion capture and the advantages of ultra-wideband wireless sensor networks. Then, we propose a method for three dimensional gait analysis within UWB wireless body area networks. The acceleration and angular velocity data of each sensor unit were measured during level walking. Based on the positioning algorithm, the location, acceleration and angular velocity data of each node can be calculated during level walking by the UWB wireless sensor networks. Define global coordinate and local coordinate and combine, we are able to establish lower limb gait kinematic equations.
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Proceedings
2014 International Conference on Mechatronics, Control and Electronic Engineering (MCE-14)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
March 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-31-8
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mce-14.2014.128How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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