Basketball activity recognition using wearable inertial measurement units

Le Nguyen Ngu Nguyen, Daniel Rodríguez-Martín, Andreu Català, Carlos Pérez-López, Albert Samà, Andrea Cavallaro

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The analysis and evaluation of human movement is a growing research area within the field of sports monitoring. This analysis can help support the enhancement of an athlete's performance, the prediction of injuries or the optimization of training programs. Although camera-based techniques are often used to evaluate human movements, not all movements of interest can be analyzed or distinguished effectively with computer vision only. Wearable inertial systems are a promising technology to address this limitation. This paper presents a new wearable sensing system to record human movements for sports monitoring. A new paradigm is presented with the purpose of monitoring basketball players with multiple inertial measurement units. A data collection plan has been designed and implemented, and experimental results show the potential of the system in basketball activity recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, INTERACCION 2015
ISBN (Electronic)9781450334631
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 20157 Aug 2015
Conference number: 17


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleHCI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • Activity recognition
  • Sports
  • Wearable computing


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