Potential of IMU Sensors in Performance Analysis of Professional Alpine Skiers

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In this paper, we present an analysis to identify a sensor location for an inertial measurement unit (IMU) on the body of a skier and propose the best location to capture turn motions for training. We also validate the manner in which the data from the IMU sensor on the proposed location can characterize ski turns and performance with a series of statistical analyses, including a comparison with data collected from foot pressure sensors. The goal of the study is to logically identify the ideal location on the skier's body to attach the IMU sensor and the best use of the data collected for the skier. The statistical analyses and the hierarchical clustering method indicate that the pelvis is the best location for attachment of an IMU, and numerical validation shows that the data collected from this location can effectively estimate the performance and characteristics of the skier. Moreover, placement of the sensor at this location does not distract the skier's motion, and the sensor can be easily attached and detached. The findings of this study can be used for the development of a wearable device for the routine training of professional skiers.
Publisher
MDPI AG
Issue Date
2016-04
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Keywords

SYSTEMS; KNEE

Citation

SENSORS, v.16, no.4

ISSN
1424-8220
DOI
10.3390/s16040463
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/209218
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IE-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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