Design and evaluation of a wearable optical sensor for monitoring seated spinal posture

Lucy E. Dunne, Pauline Walsh, Barry Smyth, Brian Caulfield

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Abstract

This work describes the development and evaluation of a wearable plastic optical fiber (POF) sensor for monitoring seated spinal posture. A garment-integrated POF sensor was developed and tested on nine healthy subjects, and its performance compared to data taken simultaneously from a marker-based motion capture system. Sensor performance correlated strongly with motion-capture data with an average r of 0.913. Results show that the wearable sensor provides enough accuracy of measurement to reliably monitor seated spinal posture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2006
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages65-68
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424405971, 9781424405978
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2006 - Montreux, Switzerland
Duration: Oct 11 2006Oct 14 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC
ISSN (Print)1550-4816

Other

Other10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2006
CountrySwitzerland
CityMontreux
Period10/11/0610/14/06

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    Dunne, L. E., Walsh, P., Smyth, B., & Caulfield, B. (2006). Design and evaluation of a wearable optical sensor for monitoring seated spinal posture. In Proceedings - Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2006 (pp. 65-68). [4067728] (Proceedings - International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISWC.2006.286345