Evaluating an Accelerometer-based System for Spine Shape Monitoring

Katharina Stollenwerk, Johannes Müllers, Jonas Müller, André Hinkenjann, and Björn Krüger
In proceedings of Computational Science and Its Applications -- ICCSA 2018, July 2018
 

Abstract

In western societies a huge percentage of the population is suffering from some kind of back pain in their life. There are several approaches addressing back pain by postural modi cations. Postural training and activity can be tracked by various wearable devices most of which are based on accelerometers. We present research on the accuracy of accelerometer-based posture measurements. To this end, we took simultaneous recordings of an optical motion capture system and a system consisting of five accelerometers in three different settings: On a test robot, in a template, and on actual human backs. We compare the accelerometer-based spine curve reconstruction against the motion capture data.

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@INPROCEEDINGS{stollenwerk-2018a,
     author = {Stollenwerk, Katharina and M{\"u}llers, Johannes and M{\"u}ller, Jonas and Hinkenjann, Andr{\'e} and Kr{\"u}ger,
               Bj{\"o}rn},
      title = {Evaluating an Accelerometer-based System for Spine Shape Monitoring},
  booktitle = {Computational Science and Its Applications -- ICCSA 2018},
       year = {2018},
      month = jul,
       note = {accepted for publication},
   abstract = {In western societies a huge percentage of the population is suffering from some kind of back pain in
               their life. There are several approaches addressing back pain by postural modications. Postural
               training
               and activity can be tracked by various wearable devices most of which are based on accelerometers.
               We present research on the accuracy of accelerometer-based posture measurements. To this end, we
               took simultaneous recordings of an optical motion capture system and a system consisting of five
               accelerometers in three different settings: On a test robot, in a template, and on actual human
               backs. We compare the accelerometer-based spine curve reconstruction against the motion capture
               data.}
}