Design and assembly of a magneto-inertial wearable device for ecological behavioural analysis of infants

Fabrizio Taffoni, Domenico Campolo, Jonathan Delafield-Butt, Flavio Keller, Eugenio Guglielmelli

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There are recent evidence which show how brain development is strictly linked to the action. Movements shape and are, in turn, shaped by cortical and sub-cortical areas. In particular spontaneous movements of newborn infants matter
for developing the capability of generating voluntary skill movements. Therefore studying spontaneous infants’ movements can be useful to understand the main developmental milestones achieved by humans from birth onward.
This work focuses on the design and development of a mechatronic wearable device for ecological movement analysis called WAMS (Wrist and Ankle Movement Sensor). The design and assembling of the device is presented, as well as the communication protocol and the synchronization with other marker-based optical movement analysis systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2008
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2057-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • optical movement analysis systems
  • magneto-inertial wearable device
  • newborn infants
  • mechatronics

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