IN-FIELD USE OF WEARABLE MAGNETO-INERTIAL SENSORS FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
Keywords: inertial measurement unit, systematic review, sports biomechanics
AbstractAim: to systematically review the articles using accelerometers, gyroscopes and/or magnetometers to analyse motor tasks of interest in a sport context performed by athletes. Data Sources: Web of Science, Scopus, Pubmed, and Sport Discus databases (until May 2014). Study Selection: 130 studies were selected after excluding duplicates and studies dealing with risk of injury, physical activity, and energy expenditure. Data Extraction: Data included characteristics of sport, athletes, sensor spot check, calibration and fixing, experimental setting. Data Synthesis: Magneto-inertial sensors are mainly used in competition or in-field settings, to assess motor capacity or technique of elite athletes. Technical guidelines to better acquire, analyse and interpret data within the limits set by the sensors were provided.
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