A Personalized Rehabilitation System based on Wireless Motion Capture Sensors

Pedro Macedo, José Afonso, Ricardo Simões


We live in an aging society, an issue that will be exacerbated in the coming decades, due to low birth rates and increasing life expectancy. With the decline in physical and cognitive functions with age, it is of the utmost importance to maintain regular physical activity, in order to preserve an individual’s mobility, motor capabilities and coordination. Within this context, this paper describes the development of a wireless sensor network and its application in a human motion capture system based on wearable inertial and magnetic sensors. The goal is to enable, through continuous real-time monitoring, the creation of a personalized home-based rehabilitation system for the elderly population and/or injured people. Within this system, the user can benefit from an assisted mode, in which their movements can be compared to a reference motion model of the same movements, resulting in visual feedback alerts given by the application. This motion model can be created previously, in a ‘learning phase’, under supervision of a caregiver.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Macedo P., Afonso J. and Simões R. (2015). A Personalized Rehabilitation System based on Wireless Motion Capture Sensors . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS, ISBN 978-989-758-086-4, pages 220-228. DOI: 10.5220/0005238202200228

in Bibtex Style

author={Pedro Macedo and José Afonso and Ricardo Simões},
title={A Personalized Rehabilitation System based on Wireless Motion Capture Sensors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,
TI - A Personalized Rehabilitation System based on Wireless Motion Capture Sensors
SN - 978-989-758-086-4
AU - Macedo P.
AU - Afonso J.
AU - Simões R.
PY - 2015
SP - 220
EP - 228
DO - 10.5220/0005238202200228