WIMU: WEARABLE INERTIAL MONITORING UNIT - A MEMS-based Device for Swimming Performance Analysis

Ana S. Silva, Antonio J. Salazar, Miguel F. Correia, Carla M. Borges

Abstract

Advances in sensor technology, electronic textile integration, and integrated circuits have introduced a paradigm shift in the way most researchers approach signal monitoring. In recent years, devices such as body sensor networks (BSN) allow for direct on-body physiological and biomechanical parameters measurements. Such technology allows for a more in depth analysis of an athlete’s performance, without affecting the results due to awkward wires or uncomfortable carry-on devices. Miniaturization and other achievements allow a more seamless interaction with the individual, permitting a more natural behaviour during the monitoring session. The project BIOSWIM (Body Interface System based on Wearable Integration Monitorization) is a joint multidisciplinary effort of a number of Portuguese universities which seeks a pervasive monitoring solution for performance, physiological and biomechanical signals from a swimmer under normal training conditions. In order to achieve such an undertaking a swimsuit prototype was developed with truly integrated EKG textile sensors; which will work in conjunction with a wearable inertial monitoring unit (WIMU) and a wearable chemical monitoring unit. This article focuses on the WIMU, which serves as the biomechanical data processing unit of the system.

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S. Silva A., J. Salazar A., F. Correia M. and M. Borges C. (2011). WIMU: WEARABLE INERTIAL MONITORING UNIT - A MEMS-based Device for Swimming Performance Analysis . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-37-9, pages 87-93. DOI: 10.5220/0003172700870093


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices11,
author={Ana S. Silva and Antonio J. Salazar and Miguel F. Correia and Carla M. Borges},
title={WIMU: WEARABLE INERTIAL MONITORING UNIT - A MEMS-based Device for Swimming Performance Analysis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={87-93},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003172700870093},
isbn={978-989-8425-37-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - WIMU: WEARABLE INERTIAL MONITORING UNIT - A MEMS-based Device for Swimming Performance Analysis
SN - 978-989-8425-37-9
AU - S. Silva A.
AU - J. Salazar A.
AU - F. Correia M.
AU - M. Borges C.
PY - 2011
SP - 87
EP - 93
DO - 10.5220/0003172700870093