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2006 10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (2006)
Montreux, Switzerland
Oct. 11, 2006 to Oct. 14, 2006
ISSN: 1550-4816
ISBN: 1-4244-0597-1
pp: 65-68
Lucy Dunne , School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin, Ireland. lucy.dunne@ucd.ie
Pauline Walsh , School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. pauline.walsh2@
Barry Smyth , School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin, Ireland. barry.smyth@ucd.ie
Brian Caulfield , School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. brian.caulfield
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 r2 of 0.913. Results show that the wearable sensor provides enough accuracy of measurement to reliably monitor seated spinal posture.
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B. Caulfield, B. Smyth, L. Dunne and P. Walsh, "Design and Evaluation of a Wearable Optical Sensor for Monitoring Seated Spinal Posture," 2006 10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers(ISWC), Montreux, Switzerland, 2006, pp. 65-68.
doi:10.1109/ISWC.2006.286345
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