PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT OF A RECONFIGURABLE GARMENT SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE BIOMECHANICS

  • Richard Helmer
  • Ian Blanchonette
  • Damian Farrow
  • Kevin Ball
  • Callum Mackay
Keywords: interactive textiles, skill acquisition, kicking

Abstract

This paper presents a garment system that uses electronic textile strain sensors attached to a host garment to enable interactive biomechanical monitoring and biofeedback. A conventional compression garment modified to include strategically placed fastening markers and a corresponding e-textile strain sensor were used to monitor knee flexion and extension during AFL kicking. The output of the garment system was compared with that of a Vicon. During repeated subject kicking the garment system displayed stable operation suggesting it was suitable for use in field based skill interventions involving interactive biofeedback.
Published
2013-09-05
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation