Feasibility of posture and movement detection by accelerometry

Peter H. Veltink*, Hans B.J. Bussmann, Frank Koelma, Henry M. Franken, Wim L.J. Martens, Rob C. van Lummel

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The discrimination of postures and movements using a minimal set of uniaxial accelerometers was investigated. Postures and movements were distinguished on the basis of the high-pass filtered, rectified and low-pass filtered signal of one accelerometer. Postures were discriminated by combining the constant valued signals of the accelerometers, mounted on different segments of the body. One sensor mounted radially on the trunk and one mounted radially or tangentially on the upper leg and lying. Methods are proposed for the discrimination of different cyclical movements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1230-1231
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Issue numberpt 3
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 28 Oct 199331 Oct 1993


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