An approach to modeling and evaluation methods of human locomotion using IMU sensors

Naohisa Kagami, Toshiyuki Murakami

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Abstract

In an aging society, independent lives for elderly person is becoming more and more important. The ability of ADLs is a measurement of the functional status of a person, particularly in regard to people with disabilities and the elderly. This is important to keep their basic qualities of life and our society has to prolong the period performing ADLs. However a suitable evaluation method of daily motions has not been established yet. This research focuses on the human locomotion like walking and running. The objective of this research is to propose a quantitative evaluation method and a model of human locomotion and analyze these motions. IMU sensors which can measure triaxial (3-D) accelerations and triaxial angular velocities are used to measure the human motion. A simulation is conducted to confirm the validity of the human model. Finally, based on the mechanical energy consumption and the stability, human locomotion is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages380-385
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479936335
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 9
Event2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2015 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2015 Mar 62015 Mar 8

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2015

Other

Other2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2015
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period15/3/615/3/8

Keywords

  • ADLs
  • IMU sensor
  • joint moment
  • mechanical energy
  • running
  • standing
  • walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Kagami, N., & Murakami, T. (2015). An approach to modeling and evaluation methods of human locomotion using IMU sensors. In Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2015 (pp. 380-385). [7084006] (Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMECH.2015.7084006