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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 2, 2022

A Concept for 6D Motion Sensing with Magnetoelectric Sensors

  • Johannes Hoffmann , Clint Hansen , Walter Maetzler and Gerhard Schmidt EMAIL logo


Active magnetic motion sensing relies on a combination of magnetic sensors and actuators to indirectly sense a time-varying change in position and orientation. Based on our previous work on a 1D setup with magnetoelectric (ME) sensors, we introduce a concept for a full 6D sensing system, which is positioned as a modular setup for human movement pattern capture with regard to neurodegenerative diseases. In this paper, we implemented an inverse model based on ideal triaxial sensors and coils. We then included results from the previous experiments to estimate the prospective performance in a physical setup. We obtained a spatial error of a few cm and approx. 10° with focus on superimposed sinusoidal movements of 1, 5, and 10 Hz.

Published Online: 2022-09-02

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