It is know that biomechanical overexposure of the joints is an important cause of occupational injuries. This paper presents a novel wearable measurement system for automated assessment of joint loading in the occupational setting. The wearable measurement system consists of a full body inertial sensor motion capture system which can be worn under the clothes and shoes instrumented with 3D force sensors (ForceShoes). Promising results have been found for the performance of the inertial sensor system and the ForceShoe, separately. Validation experiments are in preparation in which the performance of the combined measurements system will be tested in the laboratory by comparing the assessed joint loading to the joint loading assessed by a conventional state-of-the-art lab-based method. © 2012 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation|
|Issue number||Suppl 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|