Lower-body posture estimation with a wireless smart insole

Wing Kin Tam, Alan Wang, Baitong Wang, Zhi Yang

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Abstract

Typical optical marker and camera based systems for motion capture suffer from several limitations. They are restricted to indoor environments, have difficulties tracking multiple people simultaneously and require expensive camera setups. In this work, we present a new method for lower-body posture estimation with a wireless smart insole using end-to-end training of a deep neural network. Our model is able to predict the movement of the entire lower body (including the hip, knee, ankle and toe) accurately in a wide range of activities. Inference only takes 1.62ms and hence can be used in real-time. The proposed method can potentially provide a very efficient and portable solution for applications like sports analysis, rehabilitation and virtual reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3348-3351
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613115
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2019Jul 27 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/23/197/27/19

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Tam, W. K., Wang, A., Wang, B., & Yang, Z. (2019). Lower-body posture estimation with a wireless smart insole. In 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 (pp. 3348-3351). [8857168] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857168