Movesense Use Cases

In this article, we'll go over the most common use cases for Movesense devices to show how they can be used in your research.


πŸƒ Movement Measurement

Movesense sensors provide accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer data to cover various use cases for tracking human body movement.

Learn more about Movesense data types and sampling rates→

Correct sensor placement ensures reliable data, so it's important for participants to wear the sensor properly. The general rule is to attach the sensor to the place you want to track.


Here are some examples of typical use cases and the recommended sensor placement:

Daily activity (activity intensity, steps, etc.)

The sensor should be attached close to the mass center of the body, e.g., in a pocket

Activity recognition

For daily activities, one sensor close to the mass center of the body is recommended for the detection of walking, running, sitting, standing, etc.

Posture recognition

One sensor close to the mass center of the body is recommended.

Joint angle measurement

For shoulder movement, attach a sensor on the side of the joint – vertical direction can be used as a reference.

Event detection

Place sensors in different locations on the body depending on the types of events to be detected.


Recommended ways to wear sensors for movement measurement

  • Wristband
  • Clothing clip
  • Belt
  • Pocket


πŸ’— Heart Rate, ECG, and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

High-resolution electrocardiogram (ECG) data is the gold standard for heart rate monitoring, especially useful if you are measuring during exercise. To collect ECG RR-Interval data with Movesense, the sensor should be worn against bare skin to ensure flawless operation.

Some common use cases include:

Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

HRV Analysis During Exercise


Recommend ways to attach sensors for HR, ECG, and HRV

  • Chest strap
  • ECG patch


Using Movesense with Labfront

To collect Movesense data with Labfront, simply add Movesense to your project and create Movesense tasks. Then participants can start recording data through the participant app. 


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