Improved Ergonomics via an Intelligent Movement and Gesture Detection Jacket

Conference: ISR 2016 - 47st International Symposium on Robotics
06/21/2016 - 06/22/2016 at München, Germany

Proceedings: ISR 2016

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kuschan, Jan; Schmidt, Henning; Krueger, Joerg (Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology, Berlin, Germany)

This Paper presents an intelligent ortheses-vest, developed in respect of usability aspects to increase the ergonomic working conditions, especially in physical hard working conditions like the field of industry or healthcare. In the process of development all relevant issues from usability and user requirements to constructing realization to an intelligent multisensor-, signal processing and motion tracking were considered and presented in this paper. The major focus is in the field of motion recognition a method is presented where the current movement is compared to a non-linear regression of a single motion. The purpose is to have automatic information about the ergonomic quality. The user gets feedback about his quality of movement from a configurable, easy to use, vest integrated, multimodal system in real-time.