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Inertial measurement data from loose clothing worn on the lower body during everyday activities

Jayasinghe, U., Hwang, F. ORCID: and Harwin, W. S. ORCID: (2023) Inertial measurement data from loose clothing worn on the lower body during everyday activities. Scientific Data, 10 (1). 709. ISSN 2052-4463

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Embedding sensors into clothing is promising as a way for people to wear multiple sensors easily, for applications such as long-term activity monitoring. To our knowledge, this is the first published dataset collected from sensors in loose clothing. 6 Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) were configured as a ‘sensor string’ and attached to casual trousers such that there were three sensors on each leg near the waist, thigh, and ankle/lower-shank. Participants also wore an Actigraph accelerometer on their dominant wrist. The dataset consists of 15 participant-days worth of data collected from 5 healthy adults (age range: 28 - 48 years, 3 males and 2 females). Each participant wore the clothes with sensors for between 1 and 4 days for 5-8 hours per day. Each day, data were collected while participants completed a fixed circuit of activities (with a video ground truth) as well as during free day-to-day activities (with a diary). This dataset can be used to analyse human movements, transitional movements, and postural changes based on a range of features.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:113468
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group


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