Jogging and Walking Analysis Using Wearable Sensors

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Gait analysis is a process of learning the motion of human and animal by using wearable sensor approach and vision approach. This analysis is mainly used in medical and sports field where the study of body parts is crucial. 3-space sensor is a sensor consists of accelerometer, gyroscope sensor and compass sensor, built in one device. In this study, 3-space sensor is used to collect data of walking and jogging motion, of a test subject running on a treadmill. Angular velocity of the test subject’s arm and the angle of subject’s leaping motion are the two main components under investigation. Data are analyzed and processed with Principal of Component Analysis (PCA) technique. This method aims to combine and reduce the number of variables of the raw data. The Quiver function is used in order to generate feature vectors for both motions. Furthermore, the output of the process was used to create a system that can recognize human motion on any given data. The system is highly able to differentiate both of the motions.

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C. Y. Yong, R. Sudirman, A. H. A. Rahim, N. H. Mahmood and K. M. Chew, "Jogging and Walking Analysis Using Wearable Sensors," Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 5B, 2013, pp. 20-24. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.55B005.

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