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Running gait pattern recognition based on cross-correlation analysis of single acceleration sensor

The School of Instrument Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

As people pay more attention to physical fitness and health keeping, running becomes the first choice for daily sport. However, due to the lack of scientific management and guidance, unreasonable running sometimes has a negative impact on health. The foot strike pattern has a great impact on the knee joint of the runner during running. Therefore, it is important for runners to monitor and record their running gait, so as to customize more appropriate training programs. Through cross-correlation analysis on two axial signals of the acceleration sensor, two common running landing gait patterns, the forefoot strike pattern and the rearfoot strike pattern, can be identified and distinguished. Based on the theoretical analysis, two running gait pattern recognition experiments were designed and conducted. Experiment results reveal that the method proposed can effectively characterize the two running gait patterns and shows a good universality and generalization ability among different subjects.
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Keywords gait analysis; foot strike; wearable device; acceleration sensor; cross-correlation analysis

Citation: Lingfei Mo, Lujie Zeng. Running gait pattern recognition based on cross-correlation analysis of single acceleration sensor. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2019, 16(6): 6242-6256. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2019311

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