Our I2M (IMUs to Motion) family of products provides a combination of leading edge IMU (inertial sensors) technology with a powerfully but easy to use motion analysis software solution HM-Analyzer (HM = Human Motion).
The IMUs each contain 8GB of storage allowing them to be used offline or real-time with the data being backed up while transmitting also to a PC. All sensors are synchronized when in wireless mode. Each IMU contains an accelerometer selectable to 16g.
Our solutions include a variety of sensor configurations with our application software. Our kits and options include docking stations to charge the IMUs and download data as well as the hardware to control the wireless transmission of the sensors.
A variety of mounting accessories are available and several are included in the kit configurations.
Human motion applications include biomechanics research. gait analysis, ergonomics. neurology, sports, and more.
Other applications include vibration analysis, inertial guidance, virtual reality, robotics, gaming industry, training, and more.
Our HM-Analyzer maps from one to 15 inertial sensors to various segments of the body (such as trunk, pelvis, arms, etc.) in order to obtain joint angles according to ISB - International Society of Biomechanics (ISB angles are also anatomical angles) or according to AAOS. The software and system are totally scalable allowing you to use any number of sensors as required. The skeleton which is used for visualization can be adjusted according to the subject's anthropometry.
The software takes care of joint definitions and conversions. The user simply needs to identify the segment that is mapped to the specified sensor.
The application synchronizes the data automatically. The user can then perform various analyses within HM-Analyzer or export data.
The calibration procedure consists of the user selecting either the T-pose or I-pose (posture) and clicking "Calibrate" or using the auto-calibration option.
Animation allows you to replay a recording. You can zoom in and out on the graphs using the mouse wheel.
Recording duration time can be set manually or automatically by specifying the start and end recording time.
HM-Analyzer includes synchronization capability (requires optional hardware Synch kit) with the Biometrics DataLOG (as slave or master) with EMG, force plates as well as other sensors and accessories. As well, there is an option to synch with a webcam.
The DATS (Data Analysis Tool Set) module is included and performs a variety of joint angle analysis, filtering and data export. The DATS module provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to perform data analysis. The analysis can be done with streaming (real-time) data or with data that was previously recorded.
The interface uses a graph layout to create various analyses. Tools are available to easily connect the graphical blocks. Data processing block layouts can be saved for reuse.
The DATS module includes various filtering options, biomechanical tools to calculate joint angles (according to the ISB or AAOS) as well as various signal processing tools.
DATS also includes a variety of data filtering options that can be applied which include Butterworth, Chebyshev (1 & 2) and Bessel.
Graphical displays can include raw data such as acceleration or gyro data or computed joint angles according to the AAOS or ISB.
Saved analysis can be saved for reuse or future modifications.
|Accelerometer 1||Accelerometer 2||Gyroscope||Magnetometer||Barometer|
|Range||± 16g||± 200g||± 2000 °/s||± 8 Gauss||300-1100 hPa|
|Noise Density||120 μg/√Hz||5 mg/√Hz||0.025 °/s/√Hz||2 mGauss/√Hz||1.3 Pa|
|Sample Rate||< 3.2 kHz||≤ 2.0 kHz||≤ 10 kHz||≤ 75 kHz||≤ 182 kHz|
|Output Rate||20-200 Hz||20-200 Hz||20-200 Hz||20-200 Hz||20-200 Hz|
|Bandwidth||50 Hz||50 Hz||50 Hz||32.5 Hz||75 Hz|
|Resolution||17.5 bit||14 bit||16 bit||12 bit||20 bit|
There are a number of options for securing the sensors on subjects using a selection of latex-free straps.