Design of Human Activity Monitor for Push-Up Exercise using IMU
Vaishnavi Kumbargeri1, Saurav Pratap Singh2, Srividya P3

1Vaishnavi Kumbargeri, Department of ECE, R V College of Engineering, Bengaluru, (Karnataka), India.
2Saurav Pratap Singh, DEBEL, DRDO, Bengaluru, (Karnataka), India.
3Srividya P, Department of ECE, R V College of Engineering, Bengaluru, (Karnataka), India.

Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 2759-2762 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6970068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The detection of exercises and evaluation of the performance is one of the key techniques used by many sports personnel to maintain track of their training. Inertial measurement units are efficient in such applications where the motion of the body has to be periodically monitored. This work aims at developing the custom activity monitor for fitness assessment. A circuit of 10 pushups was done by the subjects, with the device affixed on either left or right bicep. Algorithm is developed to detect the different fitness assessment parameters and is simulated in MATLAB®. The algorithm is further implemented on the hardware designed. The accuracy of detection of the push-ups is observed to be 95%.
Keyword: Activity Monitor, Fitness, IMU, MCU.
Scope of the Article: Optimal Design of Structures.