Comparison of IMU Sensors to Motion Capture for Measuring Trunk Motion and Velocity


About this study

The purpose of this study is to validate trunk kinematic and velocity measurements calculated using a wearable inertial measurement unit (IMU) while the subject experiences controlled, postural disturbances on a treadmill.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy male and female adults age 20-40 years

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Chronic or current pain in their shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles, feet, neck, or back. 
  • Medical conditions or previous injuries/trauma/surgeries that negatively affect the participant’s balance, mobility, or strength or preclude safe participation in the protocol
  • Regular use of assistive devices such as a cane or walker. 
  • Pregnant women

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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