Monitoring the segment parameters during long term physical training from motion capture data

Gentiane Venture, Ko Ayusawa, Dana Kulic, Yoshihiko Nakamura

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Abstract

The segment parameters (SP) consisting of inertia and position of the center of mass of each segment, of the human body are crucial data when one wants investigate motion dynamics. The segment parameters vary with time according to immobilization, physical training, rehabilitation, muscular diseases. This knowledge provides valuable information to support medical diagnosis and to quantify the effect of medical treatment, rehabilitation or training. However they are usually difficult to measure in-vivo for these kinds of applications and thus are not specifically used. In this paper we propose to apply a previously developed identification method in order to monitor the evolutions of those parameters over 5 months, during which the candidate followed a 16-week marathon training before running the 2009 Tokyo Marathon. The motion data is recorded on a weekly basis and the parameters are computed after each session. The obtained results are presented and the changes in body SP are discussed in the light of typical results occurring to the body fitness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages5247-5250
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2009 - The Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, United States of America
Duration: 3 Sep 20096 Sep 2009
Conference number: 31st

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2009
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2009
CountryUnited States of America
CityMinneapolis
Period3/09/096/09/09

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