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IMU-based pose determination of scuba divers' bodies and shanks

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IMU-based pose determination of scuba divers' bodies and shanks
Abstract—A simple method for an underwater pose determination of scuba divers can provide a deeper insight in the biomechanics of scuba diving and thereby improve education and training systems. In this work, we present an inertial sensor-based approach for the pose determination of the upper body and the shank orientation during fin kicks. Accelerometer measurements of gravity and a gyroscope-based method are used to determine absolute body angles in reference to the ground and the angular change of the shanks during fin kicks. The proposed algorithms were evaluated with data acquired from ten divers and a camerabased gold standard. The results were analyzed to a mean error of 0 ◦ with a standard deviation of 10 ◦ for the upper body pose determination. The absolute angle of the shanks at the turning points between fin kicks was determined with an error of 0 ◦ ± 11 ◦ , the relative shank angle with an error of 0 ◦ ± 8 ◦ .
Benjamin H. Groh, Tobias Cibis, Ralph O. Schill, B
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Type Journal
Year 2015
Where BSN
Authors Benjamin H. Groh, Tobias Cibis, Ralph O. Schill, Björn M. Eskofier
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