Title

Accelerometer ranges for different static postures

College

Gokongwei College of Engineering

Department/Unit

Manufacturing Engineering and Management

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source Title

2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2018

Publication Date

3-12-2019

Abstract

This study analyzes accelerometer patterns from a wearable posture monitoring device worn on the upper back with the purpose of quantifying different postural characteristics. Reliable angular and raw accelerometer inclination data ranges of the human back is then generated in response to different static postures like proper standing, sitting, and proper exercise postures such as plank, superman, squat, side plank, etc. With this study, wearable posture training devices can incorporate accurate data ranges for different uses such as to effectively train users into proper standing, to monitor static postures, to read exercise postures being performed and many more. As the number of sedentary individuals continue to grow and as people's lives become increasingly idle over time, a need for a reliable posture training or monitoring tech arises to help this growing number of individuals minimize, if not eliminate, bad postural habits. © 2018 IEEE.

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1109/HNICEM.2018.8666255

Keywords

Posture; Accelerometers; Wearable technology

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