An Open Data Set of Inertial, Magnetic, Foot-Ground Contact, and Electromyographic Signals From Wearable Sensors During Walking

Motor Control. 2020 Aug 17;24(4):558-570. doi: 10.1123/mc.2020-0023.


This study describes an open data set of inertial, magnetic, foot-ground contact, and electromyographic signals from wearable sensors during walking at different speeds. These data were acquired from 22 healthy adults using wearable sensors and walking at self-selected comfortable, fast and slow speeds, and standing still. All data are publicly available in the Internet ( In total, there are data of 9,661 gait strides. This data set also contains files with the instants of the gait events identified using the foot-ground contact sensors and notebooks exemplifying how to access and visualize the data. This data set gives the opportunity to all interested researchers to work with such data, for example, making tests of algorithms for gait event estimation against a common reference, possible.

Keywords: biomechanics; detection; gait event; motion analysis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Electromyography / methods*
  • Foot / physiology*
  • Healthy Volunteers
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Phenomena*
  • Male
  • Walking / physiology*
  • Wearable Electronic Devices / standards*