How can we use full body motion capture from inertial sensors to create a video-based workflow to be used by a clinician?
The Brock Biomechanics Team consisting of Graduate Students Kailynn Manella, Aurora Battis, Colin Dunne, and Chris Vellucci aimed to answer this question. They took raw motion capture data from XSens Awinda inertial measurement units (IMUs) during sports-based movements including the bench press, back squat, overhand throw, and ball kick. They then used these data to develop a data-driven linearly scalable framework to estimate power and bilateral asymmetry. You can see the results of their work by following the links below:
The group presented their framework as finalists in the XSens University Biomechanics Challenge, an initiative developed by XSens in support of National Biomechanics Day. Below you can find some images from their presentation. Way to go team!