Device and method for the biomechanical analysis of articular amplitude using micro-sensors for the measurement of movement

Mauro Callejas-Cuervo1*, Juan C. Alvarez2, Diego Alvarez

1Faculty of Engineering, Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia, North Central Avenue 39 – 115, Tunja, 150001, Colombia

2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oviedo, Viesques, Ed. 2, 33204, Gijón, Spain

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (1), pp 41-44

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2019.1909

Publication Date (Web): Dec 10, 2018

E-mail: mauro.callejas@uptc.edu.co

Abstract


The present article describes the creation and operation of a device for biomechanical analysis, which is portable, precise, non-invasive, and which allows us to autonomously obtain the position, orientation and measurement of the articular amplitude of two body segments connected by a joint. The above is carried out with data obtained from a number of inertial and magnetic microsensors. The device, through the application of a series of methods, allows the recording of the movements made by a person while they go about their daily activities without the need of including a computing system that operates it. This can be done in real time or delayed-mode, and for long periods of time, depending on the battery charge of the device. 

Keywords

Microsensors, biomechanical signals, measurement of movement, articular amplitude.

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