Estimation of Hip Joint Moment by an Inertial Measurement Unit

  • Hiroki KotaniEmail author
  • Kyoko Shibata
  • Motomichi Sonobe
  • Yoshio Inoue
  • Hironobu Satoh
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)


This research is to estimate the hip joint moment without using a force plate that disturbs the gate. The purpose of this research is to show that with a single leg supporting period, the system is statically fixed, making it possible to derive the hip joint moment from the balance of inertial force and gravity without a force plate. Therefore, in this research, a wearable inertial measurement unit was used to measure the acceleration and angle of five body parts, and the hip joint moment was estimated. The proposed method, which estimated the hip joint moment using the inertial measurement unit, and the conventional method which estimated the hip joint moment using the information of the force plate showed similar results. Thus, the validity of the proposed method was obtained.


Gait analysis Estimation Inertial force 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP1811106.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroki Kotani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kyoko Shibata
    • 1
  • Motomichi Sonobe
    • 1
  • Yoshio Inoue
    • 1
  • Hironobu Satoh
    • 2
  1. 1.Kochi University of TechnologyKamiJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Information and Communications TechnologyTokyoJapan

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