PostureMonitor: Real-Time IMU Wearable Technology to Foster Poise and Health

  • Fatemeh Abyarjoo
  • Nonnarit O-Larnnithipong
  • Sudarat Tangnimitchok
  • Francisco Ortega
  • Armando Barreto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9188)

Abstract

This paper presents the prototype development and verification of a simple wearable posture monitor system, based on a miniature MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The Inertial Measurement Unit uses accelerometers and gyroscopes to estimate the orientation of the module through sensor fusion algorithms. The system provides a warning to the user wearing it when he/she is departing by an adjustable margin from the posture indicated to the system as correct. Continuous real-time warnings of this type will help the user acquire good posture habits, which has the potential to prevent or assuage health problems caused by chronic bad posture.

Keywords

Posture monitoring Inertial measurement system Accelerometer Gyrosscope MEMS Sensor fusion 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was partially supported by NSF grants HRD-0833093 and CNS-0959985.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatemeh Abyarjoo
    • 1
  • Nonnarit O-Larnnithipong
    • 1
  • Sudarat Tangnimitchok
    • 1
  • Francisco Ortega
    • 2
  • Armando Barreto
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.School of Computer and Information SciencesFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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