The aim of this study was to test the validity of running cadence assessed with a novel smart patch designed within a SINTEC Horizon 2020 project. Participants performed 3 consecutive 20-seconds skipping with increasing intensity (slow, medium, fast). Cadence was derived from raw data from a “SINTEC” smart patch, Dytran accelerometers, and HBM bilateral force plates. Data from all devices were compared using Bland-Altman analysis and Wilcoxon signed-rank test. The mean bias between cadence measured with Dytran accelerometer and force plates with ‘’SINTEC’’ smart patch was 0.08 and -0.17 steps/min, respectively. In addition, there were no statistically significant difference between the mean cadence determined with different sensors/devices. Therefore, we can conclude that the measurement of cadence using a novel SINTEC smart patch showed good validity.
Verdel, Nina; Drobnič, Miha; Maslik, Jan; Hellman, Oskar; Gumiero, Alessandro; Dellatorre, Luigi; Holmberg, Hans-Christer; Hjort, Klas; and Supej, Matej
"THE VALIDITY OF MEASURING SKIPPING CADENCE WITH A NOVEL WEARABLE SENSOR - SINTEC SMART PATCH,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 174.
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