A real time vibrotactile biofeedback system for optimizing athlete training

Mohamad Eid, Umair Saad, Usama Afzal

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Abstract

In sports applications, the use of real time performance monitoring and biofeedback is vital for optimized training, technique improvements and minimized risk of injuries. This paper presents an efficient mechanism to allow athletes to utilize biofeedback and vibrotactile feedback to regulate their exercise intensity to optimize their performance. ECG sensor (heart rate) and force sensors are utilized to measure the intensity of the exercise. The proposed system uses Karvonen equation to calculate the predicted maximum heart rate (HRmax) of an individual. Once the HRmax is calculated, vibrotactile feedback is provided to the athlete in order to stay within a lactate threshold; i.e. athlete's body prevents the accumulation of lactic acid in the body hence preventing fatigue. Along with keeping track of the Target Heart Rate Range, the proposed system keeps track of the amount of calories burnt by an athlete during an exercise session hence ensuring that the intended amount of calories are burnt at the right heart rate in order to increase the overall efficiency of the workout. Preliminary performance analysis has shown the effectiveness of the system to maintain a desirable intensity of exercising for optimal training using vibrotactile feedback as opposed to other forms of existing feedback and no feedback.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHAVE 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 12th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, HAVE 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Oct 26 2013Oct 27 2013

Other

Other2013 12th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, HAVE 2013
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period10/26/1310/27/13

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Biofeedback
Feedback
Sensors
Lactic acid
Sports
Electrocardiography
Fatigue of materials
Monitoring

Keywords

  • Biofeedback
  • Energy Expenditure
  • Force Sensors
  • Real Time Athlete Training
  • Vibrotactile Actuators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Eid, M., Saad, U., & Afzal, U. (2013). A real time vibrotactile biofeedback system for optimizing athlete training. In HAVE 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings (pp. 1-6). [6679601] https://doi.org/10.1109/HAVE.2013.6679601

A real time vibrotactile biofeedback system for optimizing athlete training. / Eid, Mohamad; Saad, Umair; Afzal, Usama.

HAVE 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings. 2013. p. 1-6 6679601.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Eid, M, Saad, U & Afzal, U 2013, A real time vibrotactile biofeedback system for optimizing athlete training. in HAVE 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings., 6679601, pp. 1-6, 2013 12th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, HAVE 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, 10/26/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/HAVE.2013.6679601
Eid M, Saad U, Afzal U. A real time vibrotactile biofeedback system for optimizing athlete training. In HAVE 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings. 2013. p. 1-6. 6679601 https://doi.org/10.1109/HAVE.2013.6679601
Eid, Mohamad ; Saad, Umair ; Afzal, Usama. / A real time vibrotactile biofeedback system for optimizing athlete training. HAVE 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings. 2013. pp. 1-6
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