Inertial sensors and human motion
Low cost inertial sensors (i.e. accelerometers and gyros) can be used for a variety of motion analysis applications. However, getting useful, reliable information from these sensors remains difficult – the sensors produced data which is noisy and unstable, and some seemingly straightforward applications need sophisticated signal processing.
We understand both the promise and the pitfalls of inertial sensors. Our expertise and experience includes:
- Data fusion: Developing core algorithms and software to process sensor data, and hence track the motion of a device. Designing Kalman filter and particle filter systems, to cope with high dynamics and magnetic field distortion inside buildings.
- Feasibility studies: Rapid assessment of the accuracy and reliability of different possible system designs.
- Test and validation: Testing and validating algorithms and systems, both using simulation and real-world testing.