A preliminary investigation of the use of inertial sensing technology for the measurement of hip rotation asymmetry in horse riders

Gandy, Elizabeth, Bondi, Anne, Hogg, Robert and Pigott, Timothy M. C. (2014) A preliminary investigation of the use of inertial sensing technology for the measurement of hip rotation asymmetry in horse riders. Sports Technology, 7 (1-2). pp. 79-88. ISSN 1934-6182

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Abstract

This study investigated the use of inertial sensing technology as an indicator of asymmetry in horse riders, evidenced by discrepancies in the angle of external rotation of the hip joint. 12 horse and rider combinations were assessed with the rider wearing the Xsens MVN inertial motion capture suit. Asymmetry (left v right) was revealed in mean hip external rotation of all riders, with values ranging from 1° to 27° and 83% showed greater external rotation of the right hip. This study represents novel use of inertial sensing equipment in its application to the measurement of rider motion patterns. The technique is non-invasive, is capable of recording rider hip rotation asymmetry whilst performing a range of movements unhindered and was found to be efficient and practical, with potential to further advance the analysis of horse and rider interactions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sports Technology on 15/04/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19346182.2014.905949
Uncontrolled Keywords: Horse rider, Back pain, Asymmetry, Hip rotation, Inertial sensor
Subjects: Sciences > Sport Sciences
Computing
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Sciences > Department of Computing Engineering and Technology
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Gandy
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 11:57
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 19:40
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6720

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