Sensors for Biomechanics

by Dustyn Roberts on February 9, 2012

Sensor Workshop wiki

Kinematics: Orientation, joint angles, velocity, acceleration

  • Orientation/tilt
    • Tilt switch
    • Digital compass
  • Joint angles (rotary motion)
    • Goniometer

  • Velocity (translation)
    • Inertial Measurement Unit
      • Q. Li, M. Young, V. Naing, and J. M. Donelan, “Walking speed estimation using a shank-mounted inertial measurement unit,” Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 1640-1643, May 2010.
  • Velocity (angular)
    • Gyroscope
    • Anything under orientation (as long as you have time as well since velocity = change in angle/time elapsed)
  • Acceleration
    • Accelerometer

Kinetics: Forces and Torques

used to create the Telemyograph

  • Torque
    • Torque wrench? Just use Force and multiply by distance!


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