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Authors: Ana S. Silva 1 ; Antonio J. Salazar 1 ; Miguel F. Correia 1 and Carla M. Borges 2

Affiliations: 1 Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto (INESC Porto), Portugal ; 2 Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-8425-37-9

Keyword(s): Wearable, Monitoring device, Biomechanical parameters, MEMS, Swimming analysis.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomechanical Devices ; Biomedical Engineering ; Biomedical Instrumentation ; Biomedical Instruments and Devices ; Biomedical Sensors ; Hardware ; MEMS ; Sensor Networks ; Wireless Systems

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. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
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

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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},
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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

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