Acceleration components

Daniel James, James Lee, Keane Wheeler

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To correctly interpret and use inertial sensor data in human locomotion studies it is vitial to understand the various components of acceleration that contribute to total sensor output. Examples of physical activity together with Newtons laws are investigated in this chapter to provide both insight into the sensor data that is typically collected, together with approaches for analysis and calibration that lead to useful interpretation. Newton’s laws of motion (presented here for straight line motion) show the relationship between displacement (distance), velocity (speed) and acceleration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearable Sensors in Sport
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Guide to Usage and Implementation
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789811337772
ISBN (Print)9789811337765
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318


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