Development of walking ability evaluation method with accelerometer and gyrometer

Tasuku Ito, Hidetaka Nozawa, Shigeya Okada, Minoru Hatakeyama, Norihiko Shiratori, Akira Ichikawa, Maki Kato

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    Abstract

    Fall accident is one of the problems in aged society. And Joint disease is also severe, especially in the field of rehabilitation. They are related to the walking ability. Thus, the evaluation and training of walking ability are important to prevent fall accidents. Conventionally, it needs long term of experiments to evaluate the walking ability by motion capture systems, force plates, and so on. In addition, the conventional methods spend costs expensively. The evaluation should be obtained easily in order to reduce the subjects’ burden. In this study, evaluation by the accelerometer and gyrometer was practiced in place of the conventional methods. Two 8ch acceleration and gyro sensors (RF10, MicroStone Corporation) were installed to a subject’s sacrum and vertebra to measure his spine stick picture motion during his walking. Power spectrum, movement track and RMS were used for comparison with measurements of motion capture system (Vicon). All the results have shown the validity and reliability of the simple measurement method. It was revealed that the stick picture motion has the possibility to be applied to the walking ability indicator.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Ergonomics Perspective - Selected Papers of the 10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics
    EditorsSakae Yamamoto
    PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
    Pages25-30
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781138027510
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
    Event10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 2014 Aug 252014 Aug 28

    Other

    Other10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2014
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period14/8/2514/8/28

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    Motion pictures
    Accelerometers
    Accidents
    ability
    Power spectrum
    evaluation
    Patient rehabilitation
    accident
    measurement method
    Sensors
    rehabilitation
    Costs
    corporation
    Industry
    Experiments
    Disease
    experiment
    costs

    Keywords

    • Accelerometer
    • Gyrometer
    • Motion capture
    • Walking ability

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human Factors and Ergonomics

    Cite this

    Ito, T., Nozawa, H., Okada, S., Hatakeyama, M., Shiratori, N., Ichikawa, A., & Kato, M. (2015). Development of walking ability evaluation method with accelerometer and gyrometer. In S. Yamamoto (Ed.), New Ergonomics Perspective - Selected Papers of the 10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics (pp. 25-30). CRC Press/Balkema.

    Development of walking ability evaluation method with accelerometer and gyrometer. / Ito, Tasuku; Nozawa, Hidetaka; Okada, Shigeya; Hatakeyama, Minoru; Shiratori, Norihiko; Ichikawa, Akira; Kato, Maki.

    New Ergonomics Perspective - Selected Papers of the 10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics. ed. / Sakae Yamamoto. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. p. 25-30.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ito, T, Nozawa, H, Okada, S, Hatakeyama, M, Shiratori, N, Ichikawa, A & Kato, M 2015, Development of walking ability evaluation method with accelerometer and gyrometer. in S Yamamoto (ed.), New Ergonomics Perspective - Selected Papers of the 10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics. CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 25-30, 10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2014, Tokyo, Japan, 14/8/25.
    Ito T, Nozawa H, Okada S, Hatakeyama M, Shiratori N, Ichikawa A et al. Development of walking ability evaluation method with accelerometer and gyrometer. In Yamamoto S, editor, New Ergonomics Perspective - Selected Papers of the 10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics. CRC Press/Balkema. 2015. p. 25-30
    Ito, Tasuku ; Nozawa, Hidetaka ; Okada, Shigeya ; Hatakeyama, Minoru ; Shiratori, Norihiko ; Ichikawa, Akira ; Kato, Maki. / Development of walking ability evaluation method with accelerometer and gyrometer. New Ergonomics Perspective - Selected Papers of the 10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics. editor / Sakae Yamamoto. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. pp. 25-30
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