Novel smart glove technology as a biomechanical monitoring tool

Show simple item record O'Flynn, Brendan Sachez-Torres, Javier Tedesco, Salvatore Downes, B. Connolly, J. Condell, Joan Curran, K. 2020-03-18T13:22:11Z 2020-03-18T13:22:11Z 2015-10-30
dc.identifier.citation O'Flynn, B., Sachez-Torres, J., Tedesco, S., Downes, B., Connolly, J., Condell, J. and Curran, K. (2015) 'Novel Smart Glove Technology as a Biomechanical Monitoring Tool'. Sensors and Transducers, 193 (10), pp. 23-32. en
dc.identifier.volume 193 en
dc.identifier.issued 10 en
dc.identifier.startpage 23 en
dc.identifier.endpage 32 en
dc.identifier.issn 2306-8515
dc.description.abstract Developments in Virtual Reality (VR) technology and its overall market have been occurring since the 1960s when Ivan Sutherland created the world’s first tracked head-mounted display (HMD) – a goggle type head gear. In society today, consumers are expecting a more immersive experience and associated tools to bridge the cyber-physical divide. This paper presents the development of a next generation smart glove microsystem to facilitate Human Computer Interaction through the integration of sensors, processors and wireless technology. The objective of the glove is to measure the range of hand joint movements, in real time and empirically in a quantitative manner. This includes accurate measurement of flexion, extension, adduction and abduction of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP), Proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and Distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints of the fingers and thumb in degrees, together with thumb-index web space movement. This system enables full real-time monitoring of complex hand movements. Commercially available gloves are not fitted with sufficient sensors for full data capture, and require calibration for each glove wearer. Unlike these current state-of-the-art data gloves, the UU / Tyndall Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) glove uses a combination of novel stretchable substrate material and 9 degree of freedom (DOF) inertial sensors in conjunction with complex data analytics to detect joint movement. Our novel IMU data glove requires minimal calibration and is therefore particularly suited to multiple application domains such as Human Computer interfacing, Virtual reality, the healthcare environment. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IFSA Publishing, S.L. en
dc.rights © 2015 by IFSA Publishing, S. L. en
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject Data glove en
dc.subject IMU en
dc.subject Virtual reality en
dc.subject Arthritis en
dc.subject Joint stiffness en
dc.subject Hand monitoring en
dc.subject Wearable technology en
dc.title Novel smart glove technology as a biomechanical monitoring tool en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Salvatore Tedesco, Tyndall Micronano Electronics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Department of Education and Learning, Northern Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Tyndall National Institute, Cork Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Sensors and Transducers en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress en
dc.identifier.eissn 1726-5479

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