Analysis of a self-contained motion capture garment for e-textiles
Lewis, Robert Alan
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Wearable computers and e-textiles are becoming increasingly widespread in todayâ s society. Motion capture is one of the many potential applications for on-body electronic systems. Previous work has been performed at Virginia Techâ s E-textiles Laboratory to design a framework for a self-contained loose fit motion capture system. This system gathers information from sensors distributed throughout the body on a â smartâ garment. This thesis presents the hardware and software components of the framework, along with improvements made to it. This thesis also presents an analysis of both the on-body and off-body network communication to determine how many sensors can be supported on the garment at a given time. Finally, this thesis presents a method for determining the accuracy of the smart garment and shows how it compares against a commercially available motion capture system.
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