Sensor design and construction of angle measurement device based on accelerometer sensor and Bluetooth module
Nowadays real time motion tracking have been receiving considerable attention in many applications and research fields such as rehabilitation, medicine and treatment. Recently MEMS accelerometers play an important role to attend desired result for these applications. This paper presents a new design for angle measurement device based on accelerometer sensor and Bluetooth module. Using Bluetooth module in addition to providing minimally obtrusive recording, allows you to connect to your personal computer and mobile quicker and easier. This system has made up of 2 complete 3 axis accelerometer ADXL330, which by giving sufficient data in 3D space allows us to investigate joint angle with DCMR method. The mentioned method in dynamic recording remarkably has less error in comparison to CMR method. As one application for this system, determination of elbow joint angle is studied. Eventually experimental recording of elbow joint angle in static and dynamic condition was done by applying CMR method. With reference to electrogoniometer output the maximum static and dynamic error were obtained respectively 3 and 6.1 degrees.