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A Validation of a Simulation Environment for Motion Sensing Electronic Textiles
Electrical components constantly being scaled down in size allows for small, inexpensive sensors to be placed on or around the human body for motion sensing applications. In addition, the merging of textiles with electrical components, known as electronic textiles (e-textiles), allows for these sensors to be placed directly on a wearable fabric. Simulation allows for extensive application testing and verification before prototype development. This thesis presents a simulation environment for motion sensing E-textiles. Specifically, this environment incorporates motion capture position data to simulate a rate sensing gyroscope and a dual-axis accelerometer. In addition, this simulation environment is applied to the field of gait analysis, which is the process of quantification and interpretation of a personâ s stride, to calculate a subjectâ s step length.