Quantitative Analysis of Hand Movement in Badminton

  • Alvin JacobEmail author
  • Wan Nurshazwani Wan Zakaria
  • Mohd Razali Bin Md Tomari
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 362)


This paper focuses on the development of a mobile measurement device to evaluate the bending and flexion of a Badminton player’s hand. Badminton can be classified as a fast racket based sports. A human eyes alone is not capable of capturing all these movements. The usage of high processing optometric system is expensive and large in size. Thus, this paper proposes development of wearable measurement device to analyse badminton player’s movements. This project involves the designing of a wearable sensor system that measure the players grasping action. A number of flex sensors is attached to a glove to acquire readings from the movement of the players hand and fingers. Experiments were conducted to determine the feasibility of each sensor towards the design of the new measurement device. The experiment results exhibit the capabilities of the bend sensors to provide accurate information regarding hand and finger movement activity.


Flex sensor Monitoring device Badminton Flexion Extension 



This work was supported by Ministry of Education and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia under Research Acculturation Collaborative Effort Grant Vot 1438.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvin Jacob
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wan Nurshazwani Wan Zakaria
    • 1
  • Mohd Razali Bin Md Tomari
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Mechatronics Research Group (ADMIRE), Faculty of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversiti Tun Hussein Onn MalaysiaBatu PahatMalaysia

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