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Conception and evaluation of an internet-of-things-based approach to enable future task-specific adaptive personal protective equipment: a cricket batting case study

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The aim of this thesis to present a novel framework that enables intelligent compromise between competing requirements for performance, protection and comfort in cricket batting personal protective equipment (PPE). The proposed framework uses information collected from the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in cricket and demonstrates its future potential in improving player safety. The literature presented in this thesis shows that the current commercially available cricket batting PPE are suboptimal in addressing competing demands for batter performance, protection and comfort. Therefore, a novel smart PPE framework with two critical subsystems: an active decision-making subsystem and a state-change enabled protective response system are suggested in this study to enable intelligent protection. The thesis outlines and evaluates a potential active decision-making system based on data harvested from body-worn Inertial Measuring Units (IMU). [Continues.]



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A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.


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Andy Harland ; Sean Mitchell

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  • Doctoral

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