A novel wearable measurement system for ambulatory assessment of joint loading in the occupational setting

G.S. Faber, C.C. Chang, I. Kingma, J.T. Dennerlein

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5527-5528
    JournalWork: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation
    Volume41
    Issue numberSuppl 1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A novel wearable measurement system for ambulatory assessment of joint loading in the occupational setting'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this