Faculty Advisor

Troy, Karen

Abstract

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries are increasingly common in baseball pitchers of all levels and often are career ending. The aim of this project was to develop a wearable sensor system to quantify risk of UCL injury in baseball pitchers through correlation with fatigue indicated by deviations in forces and torques in the throwing arm during pitching. The outcome of this project was a wearable sensor and data analysis system which could be applicable to predicting risk of injury.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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